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Obama Honors Military Families, Cheers On Team USA In July 4 Address

President Barack Obama honored military families for their service in his annual July Fourth address.

"On this most American of holidays, we remember that all who serve here at home and overseas represent what today's all about, and we remember that their families serve too. We are so grateful for their service and their sacrifice," he said.

Every year on July 4, the White House hosts members of the military and their families for a celebration on the South Lawn. Obama also participates in a naturalization ceremony for immigrant service members.

In his address, Obama reflected on the nature of freedom and the role of individuals in fighting for that freedom, from the Founding Fathers to civil rights activists.

"We honor everyone who continually strives to make this country a better, stronger, more inclusive, more hopeful place," he said.

Obama also gave a shoutout to the U.S. women's soccer team, who will face Japan in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday.

"What better weekend than this to cheer on Team USA? Good luck to the U.S. Women's National Team in the World Cup final!"

Watch Obama's address in the video.

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