Posted in HistoryNet
July 5, 2022

Colin Powell on the Declaration of Independence

On July 4, 1997, Gen. Colin Powell, a Vietnam War Army captain who rose to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (and later secretary of state), gave a speech to recently sworn-in U.S. citizens at Monticello, an event held annually at the home of Thomas Jefferson.

Here’s the entirety of Powell’s speech.

HistoryNet Staff July 5, 2022 at 09:07PM

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