Dear Residents of the Village of East Canton,

As we gather today to celebrate the Fourth of July, I want to extend my warmest wishes to everyone. This day holds great significance in our nation’s history, reminding us of the immense sacrifices made by our forefathers to secure the freedoms we enjoy today. It is a time of joy, unity, and reflection.

On this occasion, as we come together with family and friends, let us not forget the brave men and women who work tirelessly to keep our community safe. Our police officers, firefighters, and paramedics remain steadfast in their commitment, working selflessly even on holidays like today. They are on duty, ensuring our beloved village’s well-being and security; for that, we owe them our deepest gratitude.

As we light up the night sky with fireworks and engage in various festivities, let’s take a moment to keep our local heroes in our thoughts and prayers. They stand ready to respond to emergencies, protect our homes, and keep our streets safe, regardless of the holiday or occasion. Their unwavering dedication and sacrifice deserve our utmost respect and appreciation.

As we revel in the spirit of freedom and liberty, let us also be mindful of our responsibility as citizens. Let us strive to create a community that fosters kindness, compassion, and inclusivity. Together, we can build a Village of East Canton that cherishes the values our nation was built upon and serves as a beacon of unity and strength.

Today, let us celebrate our nation’s birth and our community’s unwavering spirit. I encourage you to come together, engage in lively conversations, and enjoy the festivities with your loved ones. Let us embrace the diversity that makes our village unique and treasure the shared bonds that bring us closer.

As your mayor, I am honored to serve such a vibrant and resilient community. Today, let us reflect on our past, appreciate our present, and envision a future filled with promise and opportunity. Together, we can make East Canton an even better place to call home.

Once again, I wish you all a happy and safe Fourth of July. May the joy and spirit of this day fill your hearts with pride and gratitude.

With warmest regards,

Mayor David Spencer