President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE marked the Fourth of July on Wednesday by hailing the "noble sacrifice" of U.S. service members.
In a video posted online, Trump recounted the story of the Declaration of Independence and the war against Great Britain that ensued.
"It was 242 years ago today in Philadelphia that 56 brave representatives of the American people adopted our Declaration of Independence," Trump said. "They announced to the world that America would be free and America would be independent."
"They pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor," he continued. "In so doing, they forever changed the course of human history."
Trump's monologue then shifted gears to focus on the U.S. military.
"Let us never forget that our freedom has been earned through the blood and sweat and sacrifice of American heroes," Trump said.
"And let us share the grateful heart of our nation with every veteran and member of the United States Armed Forces," he continued. "Truly special people."