United States Fourth of July

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.

From my friend Denise Krebs:


Tell it, sister! I've been studying American slavery and Lincoln's life this summer. I read a great article by Garry Wills about how Lincoln breathed into our Constitution, and our nation, the spirit of equality from these powerful words in the Declaration of Independence. Prior to Lincoln's dedication at the Gettysburg cemetery, America had not been thinking of equality for all. He inspired our nation with these words:
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom— and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Gettysburg Address

Thanks for sharing your inspiring picture and words, yet again.

[Thanks, Denise, for adding more history to photo. We need to keep these truths alive.]