There is probably no document in the history of the United States of America that has had a more profound influence upon our nation than the Declaration of Independence. Its implicit meaning not only reflected the attitude of those who strove to separate themselves from the tyranny of England, but has also guided the principles of freedom for a nation for over two-hundred years.
There have been many revolutions and many upheavals since then. Yet there is only one America, only one United States. And we, in this greatest of countries, have a legacy to uphold and a purpose to continue, something that goes beyond petty differences in party or thought, something that in the end will, as it must, bring us all together.
We are all Americans.
Happy Birthday America!
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Pray for the Canonization of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade
"The Church of Jesus Christ is composed of groups varying greatly, still closely united with one another; she is an army exceedingly well organized and happily battling under the standard of the cross . . . Unto death all must follow the standard under which they have enrolled."
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade