To commemorate and celebrate:
July 4, 2010, the 234th anniversary of the founding of the United States of America with the publication of the Declaration of Independence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
June 29, 2010 the 234th anniversary of the founding of Mission San Francisco de Asis, the first settlement of the city of San Francisco
"O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years
thine alabaster cities gleam undimmed by human tears
God shed his grace on thee.
And crown thy good with brotherhood
from sea to shining sea!"
"Today, therefore, my final prayer is this : that God will bless America, so that she may increasingly become—and truly be—and long remain—'One Nation, under God, indivisible. With liberty and justice for all'.
God bless America! God bless America!"
Pope John Paul II, Washington, D.C. October 7, 1979