domingo, 4 de julho de 2010

4th July

XVIIIth Century

July 4th,1776

From the "Declaration of Independence":

"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."

XIXth Century

November, 1863

From the "Gettysburg Adress":

"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.
(...)It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- 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."

XXth Century

Raising the Flag on Iwo jima , 1945

May the blood of the fallen ones sprinkle the tree of Liberty

for everlasting times.