The U.S. Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades, and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues informed the U.S. Embassy in Chișinău. Moldovan politicians and officials congratulated the American people on U.S. Independence Day.
Below are some of the official messages issued by Moldovan politicians and officials.
Moldova’s President Igor Dodon
I extend my sincere congratulations to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, as well as to all American citizens on the occasion of the U.S. Independence Day.
I am glad that special relations of friendship and collaboration have been established between Moldova and the U.S., based on common ideals and mutual trust. On this special occasion, I would like to reiterate my gratitude for the substantial technical and financial assistance that the U.S. provided to Moldova in the last decades.
At the same time, I am confident that we will be able to increase economic cooperation and investments, strengthen the privileged partnership, and make this beautiful friendship fruitful, in the coming years.
Alexandru Pânzari, Minister of Defense
U.S. Independence Day is a good opportunity to thank the U.S. Embassy in Chișinău and the American people for their support over time! Happy Independence Day, U.S.A.
Andrei Năstase, President of the Dignity and Truth Platform Party, and former Minister of Internal Affairs
On behalf of the political party I am leading, but also on behalf of our many supporters, we extend our warmest congratulations to the President of the United States and the American people on the occasion of the 244th anniversary of Independence Day.
The universal values, expressed in the Declaration of Independence, are still the pillars for building democracy and ensuring the dignity of the people who want political independence.
Who today could contradict the noble idea of the inalienable rights to Life, Freedom and Happiness?
“And to ensure these rights, governments are set up for the people.” This is also the belief of the Dignity and Truth Platform Party. For this belief, we have embarked on an irreversible and uncompromising political struggle.
For us, the resilient spirit of the American people confirms that the greatness of a nation is not given, but it is won. And, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt put it: “This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper.”
At the same time, I extend words of respect to His Excellency the U.S. Ambassador to Moldova, Dereck J Hogan, who is a friend for Moldova, and a supporter of the democratic principles of the decision-making institutions functioning in Chișinău.
We hope to make the most of Moldova – U.S. strategic dialogue. We also hope that our efforts to modernize society, to promote smart, competitive governance will continue to be supported.
And the Dignity and Truth Platform Party is the party capable of helping its own people in this exercise of sovereignty. As President Donald Trump put it: “What really matters is not which party controls the government, but if the government is controlled by the people.”
“Happy Birthday!” United States of America!
Andrian Candu, President of Pro Moldova Party
Happy Independence Day to all Americans! Today, the United States is celebrating 244 years of independence. We wish Americans everywhere a happy Independence Day and we wish them peace!
On this occasion, I would like to thank once again the overseas partners for support and assistance to Moldova’s citizens, especially in difficult times, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S.A. is a model of development, and only by being friendly with such countries do we have the guarantee that Moldova will be well.
Dorin Chirtoaca, Unification Political Movement and President of the Liberal Party, which was in the Parliament from 2009 until 2019
Today, July 4, the American nation celebrates the U.S. Independence Day. This year, the celebration will be different due to the latest developments in the world related to the pandemic, but especially to the severe tensions in the U.S. We hope and we want to be sure, that American society is strong enough to be united again and to get over these critical moments. We have all gone through injustice, discrimination, or segregation. The history of the world is bitter, cruel and bloody. We cannot change it, but we can learn from it. Let us remember that hundreds of years ago, people, regardless of race, color or religion, went across the ocean to build another world. They managed to do that. A new and different concept of life was born: first freedom, human rights and the private property of a person, then the local, regional, and state administration, for all citizens.
Since the beginning of 1990, the U.S. was the first to protect Moldova from Russia’s aggression. For the past 30 years, we have received nearly $1.5 billion in financial assistance from the United States (https://sua.md/ro/). Thank you for this to the generous American people!
In this age of information technology, however, the main need seems to be direct human-to-human communication. Western societies no longer need to build or achieve anything, but rather to defend what has been achieved. Current and future generations must understand that they cannot take everything around them for granted. At the same time, the illegal or irresponsible behavior of some individuals, including representatives of state authorities, cannot be considered as the general policy of the institutions. If we can help, in any way possible, in promoting this message, please contact us.
We are ready to serve the interests of democracy and your nation, as we do for our nation. On the occasion of the U.S. National Day, we want you to continue fulfilling your destiny! Every American citizen must be aware that the balance of the world depends on the unity and harmony of American society. God bless America and be UNITED!
July 4, the U.S. National Holiday, is the date on which the 13 American colonies declared their independence from the British Empire, an event that led to the birth of the United States as a sovereign state.
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the final form of the Declaration of Independence, which was written for several days. Thus, from then on July 4th became the day that was celebrated as the birth of American independence.
In the first 15-20 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Americans did not celebrate July 4. And by 1790, the Declaration of Independence had become a controversial act because while the Republican Democrats admired the Declaration of Independence and Thomas Jefferson, the Federalists considered the act too French and too anti-British.
After the end of the American-British War, which broke out in 1812, the Federalist Party disintegrated and all political formations from 1820 to 1830 considered themselves heirs of Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans.
Printed copies of the Declaration of Independence began circulating again, with the date of July 4 underlined. The deaths of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on July 4, 1826, strengthened the idea that July 4 should be celebrated as an important date in American history.
In 1870, almost a century after the American Revolution, the American Congress declared July 4 a national holiday. At the same time, Christmas was declared a national holiday.
July 4 is usually marked by the display of the American flag, political speeches, ceremonies, parades, parties, family reunions, picnics, baseball games, fireworks and other events. On this day, the Americans enjoy hot dogs and burgers, baked corn, lemonade, beer, melon, apple pie and ice cream.
The U.S. is one of the states most affected by the pandemic, henceforth July 4, 2020, becomes a special holiday with virtual events and participants in parades locked in cars.
Thus, Philadelphia marks Independence Day with seven days of online events, with the governor and mayor urging people to celebrate carefully, respecting social distance even on the grills in their own gardens.
Los Angeles and San Francisco have given up traditional fireworks, and in other communities, people are obliged to watch fireworks from cars or at home.
In New York, Macy’s traditional fireworks display will be a five-minute event at an unannounced location to prevent people from gathering.
Trump will attend a large firework display in South Dakota, where thousands of people are expected to gather for an event in Mount Rushmore. He also will attend a firework display in Washington, DC where the holiday will be marked by the flight of military aircraft and fireworks show of about 35 minutes, notes mediafax.ro.