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Patriotic Reflections

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Photo by John McShane


American presidents have often used the Fourth of July as an opportunity to talk about the deeper meanings of the holiday and the freedoms we all hold dear. Over the years, memorable speeches have been delivered by many of our nation's Presidents. Some notable ones include those by Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama.