Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Fourth of July: Remember those in armed forces who fight or died doing so 'for our freedom'

Florida Gov. Rick Scott in Naples on meaning of Fourth of July / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Gov. Rick Scott reflects on meaning of holiday.

NAPLES -- Gov. Rick Scott released the following statement Wednesday from Naples on the eve of the nation's independence celebration: “Ann and I join all Floridians in celebrating our freedom as Americans and remembering our country’s great heritage this 4th of July holiday."

Scott continued: "As we spend Independence Day with our family, we are reminded of those who cannot do the same because they have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. This week, we honor those who have served in the past and are serving our country at home and abroad today."

The Republican governor added their "service and sacrifice has protected and preserved the American dream. We wish all Floridians a safe and joyous 4th of July.”

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