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July 4, 2016

Alexander Calder (Attr.) (1898-1976),

American Flag, No. 67/100, no date, lithograph, 31 3/4 x 23 7/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of R. Reed and Dorothy Fife Family.

Today is Independence Day for the United States, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in 1776, which document explained that the thirteen colonies considered themselves independent from the British Empire. It is the national holiday of the United States of America. 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.' - excerpt from

The Declaration of Independence