Celebrating Independence Day

Dear CSN Family,

I know many of you will celebrate our nation’s beginnings this holiday weekend with family and friends. Independence Day allows us to observe the traditions we have come to know — family, barbecues, and fireworks — and also reminds us of who we are as Americans.

It has been nearly 250 years since our founders signed the Declaration of Independence as a protest against a tyrannical government and launched the phrase “all men are created equal” into the world, an act of bravery that echoes to this day. All of us strive to live up to that enduring promise. Recent events have made it all the more clear that, although we have come far, we still have much work to do when it comes to ensuring that the American dream is available to all. The fact is that for many in Southern Nevada, CSN is their first step toward attainment of their dreams.

Let us thank those who have protected our freedom, remember those who helped establish it, and thank those who continue to fight for it.

Thank you for all you do to keep the flame of freedom, hope, and opportunity burning brightly in Southern Nevada. Have a safe and happy holiday.

Federico Zaragoza
College of Southern Nevada

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