WASHINGTON (July 4, 2013)--President Barack Obama urged Americans in his Fourth of July radio and online address to live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence by securing liberty and opportunity for their own children as well as for future generations.
Mr. Obama commemorated the Fourth of July by looking back at the day in 1776 on which a small band of patriots declared those in the American colonies "a people created equal,” free to think and worship and live as they please.
Mr. Obama says their declaration was "heard around the world."
Mr. Obama says that few thought that the Americans would win the revolution that followed.
It was the first of many times the doubters of America were proven wrong, he said.