Independence Day – 245th Anniversary

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

In Celebration of America

Independence Day

July 4, 1776 – 2021

4th of July fireworks Washington D.C.

God Bless America

 

About Karen Evans

Advocate For Honoring Military Service
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4 Responses to Independence Day – 245th Anniversary

  1. Mike Sinnott says:

    Happy fourth to you over the other side of the globe, enjoy your day.

    • Karen Evans says:

      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.

  2. GP says:

    Great post, Karen.

    Let’s see you smile….

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