by Walt Whitman
Centre of equal daughters, equal sons,
All, all alike endear'd, grown, ingrown, young or old,
Strong, ample, fair, enduring, capable, rich,
Perennial with the Earth, withe Freedom, Law and Love,
A grand, sane, towering, seated Mother,
Chair'd in the adamant of Time.
May we continue to aspire to these ideals, moving toward ever greater justice and equality. Happy Independence Day!