|Freedom of Speech|
|Freedom of worship|
|From a poster done later during the struggle for Civil Rights|
|Freedom from fear more relevant now than ever|
|Freedom from want.|
During WW II, Rosevelt asked us..."What does it mean to be an American."Rockwell's strong paintings show the important principles that we were fighting for and still should be fighting for..freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear. When the documentary on Rosevelt aired on PBS, I was trying to discuss it with some friends and all they could do was harp on his flaws and faults. But he also gave us a lot more - and Rockwell beautifully portrays those ideals, painted under the duress of WW II.
77 years since he gave this speech. https://fdrlibrary.org/four-freedoms