I am working on a July 4th publication and I need some good quotes and/or poems to commemorate the holiday. If you know of some resources from Thinkfinity or other sources, I would appreciate hearing from you. Also I would like to know who said the quote or who wrote the poem. Thanks!
Here's a number of resources that may help you prepare for July 4th.
In 2008, EDSITEment ran a July feature Four Freedom's for the Fourth referencing Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom of Speech,” from the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, published on February 20, 1943, and featured in the NEH Picturing America initiative.
After Pearl Harbor Rockwell explained that he “wanted to do something bigger than a war poster, make some statement about why the country was fighting the war.” Later, as he looked for inspiration he turned to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's State of the Union Address in 1941.
speech by president Roosevelt.
In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
The first is freedom of speech and expression—everywhere in the world.
The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way—everywhere in the world.
The third is freedom from want—which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants—everywhere in the world.
The fourth is freedom from fear—which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor—anywhere in the world.
See EDSITEment reviewed website Potus Presidents of the United States
for the full Four Freedom's Speech (1941) Chapter 36 of President Roosevelt's Address to Congress January 6, 1941
This feature includes quotations and background context to this question plus link to a number of EDSITEment lessons dealing with the themes of our national independence and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.