By Michael O'Brien - 07/04/09 01:44 PM EDT
Many recalled the service of the armed forces, as well as the spirit of the American revolution.
"Cut ribbon to reopen crown to Statute of Liberty with Sec. Salazar. Happy 4th of July! Thanks 2 our servicemen and women who keep us free," Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) tweeted.
By contrast, the conservative Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) had much different plans.
"Happy freedom day! I will be on Fox and Friends this a.m. about 'tea parties' in Charleston and across America," DeMint tweeted.
Not the least of the celebratory tweets came from Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), who continued with business as usual after stunningly announcing her resignation from office yesterday afternoon.
Palin tweeted: "Happy for hard working Alaskans who get a sunny break tomorrow to celebrate the Fourth of July - be safe, enjoy friends, thank the troops!"
And while Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Palin's former running mate at the top of the ticket during the 2008 election, had no comments on his page about Palin, the Arizona lawmaker hit a note similar to the one featured in the weekly Republican radio address, which McCain delivered Saturday.
"4th of July - Thugs in running Burma refuse to allow UN Chief to visit Aung San Suu Kyi," McCain tweeted, using the American Independence Day holiday to needle a foreign regime, as he went after Iran in his address Saturday.