I AM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
I was born on July 4, 1876 and the Declaration of Independence is my birth certificate. I am the United States of America! The bloodlines of the world run in my veins because I offered freedom to the oppressed. I am 240,000,000 living souls and the ghost of millions who have lived and died for me. A million and more of my countrymen have died for freedom and I am their monument. My ancestors left their blood on the green at Lexington and the snow at Valley Forge, on the walls of Fort Sumpter and the fields of Gettysburg, on the waters of the river Marne and in the shadows of the Argonne Forest, on the beaches of Salerno and Normandy and the sands of Okinawa, on the bare, bleak hills called Pork Chop and Old Baldy and Heartbreak Ridge. I am Nathan Hale and Paul Revere. I stood at Lexington and fired the shot heard ’round…
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