Tuesday is America's 230th birthday, and whether you head to the beach for some fun in the sun, barbecue in the backyard with your closest family and friends, or marvel like a ten-year-old at your hometown's fireworks display, be sure to remember some very important Americans who keep freedom alive. Here's your chance to thank our troops, who fight tirelessly to spread independence throughout the world.

Express your gratitude to our troops this Independence Day!

Send an e-mail to speakout@foxnews.com, and check back to read what FOX Fans are saying.


Thank you for volunteering to serve our country. Your service and that of your comrades helps to keep us all free to celebrate its birth and our freedoms. No matter whether you are in infantry, logistics, shopkeeping, a linguist, an officer, or whatever, you do your part. Thank you again.

Lucy
Santa Barbara, CA


Thank you for your unselfish gift of defending freedom for America and for defending others around the world. We appreciate you with all our hearts. We pray for your safety and comfort. Know that we love you for what you are doing by serving in the United States of America Armed Forces. And my husband says "Semper Fi"!

We owe you for the peace we have and for the safety of our own lives and for all those we hold dear and for all fellow Americans.

May you be blessed. Thank you from our hearts. You are the brave - the American Soldier.


On this, the day we celebrate our country's independence, I wish to stop for a moment and send my thanks to all the soldiers who are helping to defend all us from tyranny and terrorism.Your country has not forgotten you and the sacrifices you make every day so that we may live in
freedom. This is also a good day to remember all those who have served during our nation's history, all those who have fought and bled and died so our nation may live in peace and freedom. May God bless each and every one of our armed forces and may He watch over and protect each and every one.


God richly bless each and every one of your dear hearts and lives for your sacrifice for freedom of the Iraqi people and your protection of the American people. I pray that you will be safely home again and that you will feel God's holy presence standing with you every day. Thank you, thank
you,

THANK YOU!!!!! - Susanne Krone, RN ( a former Air Force dependent of
Master Sargent Harold E. Krone, WWII, Iwo Jima and the Korean war.)


my family and I want to thank all our troops for their very fine work to keep all of us safe....we appreciate and support you 100%....you are GREAT AMERICANS!!!!

JOANNE D. AND FAMILY


I wish to thank the Men and Women of United States Military and their immediate families for their bravery in war, their everyday diplomacy throughout the world, their help in natural disasters here and abroad and for the freedom that we all have today in the USA. Happy 4th of July and May God Bless each and everyone of you for your service to our country.

Thank You
Dave and Sue
Indpls. Indiana


Dear Troops,

Thank You so much for fighting for my freedom. I pray each and everyday that God keeps ya'll safe and brings ya'll back to your families safe and sound. I am so glad that I can go through the day knowing that I am safe and that I have someone who is protecting me from terrorists. I want to tell you I am behind you 100%.

God Bless Ya'll
thanks again
Julie
Florida


I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the young men and women who have served for the USA. I want to thank the families of those who have given their lives for our country. I live in Burbank Ca. and have had a flag on my home and car since (9/11). I replace them when they become tattered. I wish more people would keep their flags up out of respect for our troops serving our country. I watch FOX News every day and get Greta's email. Thank you for letting me have a place to speak. JoAnn, Burbank Ca.


I would like to thank the men and women of the United States of America Armed Forces for all that they do for us as the people of America.

They are defending freedom and fighting for what we as a people take for granted as we live our lives day in and day out. Some of them end up paying the ultimate price and some in a most horrific way.

Myself, as a proud citizen of America, where I can worship God in my own home and even pray aloud if I want to, drive in my own car and shop anywhere I want to, am very honored that we have you, the Armed Forces to protect us and the freedoms that we enjoy.

I want to tell you that I do not take it for granted, I appreciate it and I appreciate you.

So GREAT JOB!
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!
We are free because of you and others like you...so here's to you!!

God Bless You and God Bless THE U.S.A.
Melissa
Spindale, North Carolina
United States of America


I'm an 83 year old Grandma & Great Grandma. I want to thank all of our troops, sailors, fliers and every one else fighting for freedom and liberty. May God bless you all and keep you safe from harm. And if your diety or non-diety is other than God, I ask for your safety and my prayers for you.


To all US service people , we would like to say "thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the good you are doing to keep our country "free" -- WE LOVE YOU

DJ and Audrey