The Keirn Family World War II Museum
at Saint Francis University
Independence Day, July 4, 2020
It is with gratitude and pride that the Keirn Family World War II Museum at Saint Francis University commemorates the approval of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
That act of courage and vision provided the foundation of an exceptional nation of such nobility of purpose as the world has never seen before or since.
Guided by Providence, the United States of America would establish “A New Order of the Ages” and advance the cause of human dignity more than any other nation in history. Americans would improve the lives of more people than had ever been achieved, and commit themselves to the liberation of people from tyranny around the world – even at the cost of their own lives. And the United States of America would raise the hopes of the hopeless to more lofty heights than had ever been thought possible.
And so, on this two-hundred forty-fourth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, let us give thanks to God, and to the heroic Founders of Our Nation whose courage and faith made it possible for us, today, to celebrate this most important national holiday in freedom and fraternity.