A few living & breathing words from long ago
The words in the declaration, written by Thomas Jefferson, are sacred, too, just like the event in the photograph. If you do not believe that, it is your loss. A segment of the declaration is printed here. Read those words, think about them, try to actually absorb their meaning and their significance.
Civilizations come and go, just as we individuals come and go. The words in the declaration may or may not last forever, but, for now, they are the words which allow each and every one of us who lives in the United States of America to begin our journey doing what we do, being who we are, dreaming what we dream.
Those who desecrate either the flag or the words are free to do so, but in doing so they desecrate themselves and memory of those who died for the freedoms we and they enjoy .... and, unfortunately, too many in this county today either do not understand that fact or do not care.
Now, here are some of the words from the Declaration of Independence as published that first Independence Day on July 4, 1776. You might wish to read the complete document when you have finished this segment: