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Fleming Reflects On Time With Troops

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative John Fleming said his recent trip to visit troops ahead of Wednesday's Fourth of July celebration has helped him to appreciate his freedom as an American.

"Tomorrow, we pause to celebrate the blessings of our freedom. Our Founding Fathers pledged their ‘lives, fortunes and sacred honor' as they bravely led the fight to free these United States from tyranny," Fleming said. "The sacrifice of those who continue to protect our liberty today was vividly demonstrated to me last month when I had the privilege of visiting our troops at combat outposts in Afghanistan, and other deployment locations in the Middle East. While we gather for Independence Day celebrations with friends and family, these brave men and women will be on duty far from their loved ones, fighting those who want nothing more than to bring terror to our shores."

Check out photos from the trip by clicking here.

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