Happy Independence Day! This poster seemed appropriate with its Revolutionary War theme.
In 1943, the United States and the rest of the world, faced
its greatest threat. Germany, Japan, and Italy with the other Axis powers, had
conquered vast areas of the globe. The Allies were beginning to make
progress, clearing North Africa, invading Sicily and Italy, and conquering some
Pacific Islands, but the road ahead looked long and difficult. It would prove to
This poster reminded the people of 1943 of their heritage, that
Americans fight for liberty. In the Revolutionary War, the American colonists faced the greatest military power of the time and prevailed.
Their example inspired World War II soldiers to fight for freedom at home and
abroad despite the odds.
Likewise, we can learn much from the past. When
I think of what men and women of the 1940s endured so we could be free in 2012,
it inspires me to embrace their values.
This Fourth of July, remember
what made America great - our love of liberty, our willingness to fight for
what's right, our ingenuity, our flexibility, our sense of humor, our diversity,
and our moral strength - and embrace it. Keep America great by keeping Americans