Franklin Roosevelt, statement on Bastille Day, 14 July 1943: The fourteenth of July is, for all the peoples of the world, devoted to the ideals of Liberty, a day of celebration. We observe it this yea
Dwight Eisenhower, letter to Ngo Dinh Diem, released 11 July 1959: I extend to you my congratulations and sincere good wishes on the occasion of your fifth anniversary as national leader of Viet-Nam.
William McKinley, calling for a day of thanksgiving and prayer, 6 July 1898: With the nation’s thanks let there be mingled the nation’s prayers that our gallant sons may be shielded from harm alik
Gerald Ford, toasting Indonesian President Suharto during his visit to the US, 5 July 1975: I recognize, as all of us do here from the United States, that you have achieved a great deal for your count
Harry Truman, statement on the independence of the Philippines, 3 July 1946: The independence achieved today by the Philippines comes after a period of forty-eight years of American sovereignty over t
John F. Kennedy, statement on the death of Ernest Hemingway, 2 July 1961: Few Americans have had a greater impact on the emotions and attitudes of the American people than Ernest Hemingway. From his f
James Madison, proclaiming a temporary amnesty for military deserters, 17 June 1814: Whereas information has been received that a number of individuals who have deserted from the Army of the United St
Warren G. Harding, accepting the Republican nomination for President, 12 June 1920: The womanhood of America, always its glory, its inspiration, and the potent uplifting force in its social and spirit