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Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms

In his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt promoted the concept of four basic freedoms he felt all people should be entitled to: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Two years later Norman Rockwell presented a patriotic series of paintings that appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post that had been inspired by Roosevelt's earlier speech. While the concepts of 'freedom from want' and 'freedom from fear' may not be freedoms found in our constitution, all the paintings inspire patriotic feelings of hearth and home and I'm posting them here in honor of America's 229th birthday.

Freedom of Speech ~ February 20, 1943 Freedom to Worship ~ February 27, 1943 Freedom from Want ~ March 6, 1943
Freedom from Fear ~ March 13, 1943

Happy Birthday America!!

Posted by Rick | July 4, 2005 01:21 AM

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