Happy Fourth of July!

Seattle Fireworks 4th July by Nitin Kansal (nkclicks)) on 500px.com
Seattle Fireworks by Nitin Kansal

On the Fourth of July, let's remember the inscription on the base of the Statue of Liberty, offering a haven, a refuge for the burdened and battered.

For more on the inscription, check here.

In the video, Irving Berlin provides the musical setting for this stanza from Emma Lazarus' poem:
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

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