GUEST COLUMN: Bring people together this Independence Day

As any grocer knows particularly well, the days leading up to the Fourth of July are filled with excitement and anticipation of the festivities to come. In our store, we see it as an opportunity to help make sure the people in our community have everything they need to partake in the family parties and community events that shape this very important time of year. To Americans, the annual celebration of our independence is a tradition unlike any other.

It is an opportunity to have meaningful discussions about the spirit of freedom, the vision of our founding fathers, and remember all those who have answered the call of this nation since. When I talk to shoppers as they order their burgers from the deli or pay for their assortment of snacks, I hear words of encouragement and positivity about what this celebration means to their family, our nation, and their future.

Independence Day brings people together, and is a reminder of what unites us as a country. Despite our flaws and differences, we are united by our belief that all men are created equal, and have been endowed with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We coexist in the greatest experiment in self-government the world has ever seen and continually work toward reinforcing the glue that binds us.

I am honored to represent the amazing people of this district, and I will continue to do my part to ensure the survival of this great democratic republic. Together, we share the burden to bring everyone back together. Your involvement and patriotism is essential to my success as your state Senator, and I appreciate everyone who has worked with me to make our community a better place to work, live and raise a family.

As always, please feel free to contact my office with further questions. If I can ever be of any assistance to you regarding issues that are important to you and your family, please email me at Rulli@OhioSenate.gov, or call my office any time at (614) 466-8285. Happy Independence Day!

Senator Michael Rulli represents the 33rd District in the Ohio Senate, which encompasses Columbiana and Mahoning counties. Learn more at www.OhioSenate.gov/Rulli.

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