Let us remember the true meaning of this day and our country’s principles
Depiction of the 2nd Continental Congress Declaring Independence from King George
United States Declaration of Independence Signed by the Continental Congress July 4, 1776
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —
A Beacon of Hope for Immigrants
Statue of Liberty Liberty Island New York City, New York Dedicated October 28, 1886. A gift to the United States from the people of France.
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me…”
Sonnet by Emma Lazarus – 1883
Inscribed in the base of the Statue of Liberty
Immigrants on an Atlantic liner bound for New York and the United States Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
A Defender of Democracy
U.S. Armed Forces comprised of the six military branches: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy and, most recently, the Space Force.
The Price of Freedom
The Old Guard transports a flag-draped casket in full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery
Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool The National Mall, Washington, D.C.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Arlington National Cemetery
Happy fourth to you over the other side of the globe, enjoy your day.
A Happy 4th to you, as well, Mike. Hope you’re having a great day in Paradise. It’s still amazing to communicate all over the world with others.
Great post, Karen.
Let’s see you smile….
Thanks, GP, and mission accomplished!