The Four Freedoms: Freedom of Worship
Seventy years ago today, on 27 February 1943, the Saturday Evening Post featured Freedom of Worship, the second in their installment of the Norman Rockwell-illustated series, The Four Freedoms.
Rockwell’s painting was accompanied by an essay by writer Will Durant in which he stated:
When we yield our sons to war, it is in the trust that their sacrifice will bring to us and our allies no inch of alien soil, no selfish monopoly of the world’s resources of trade, but only the privilege of winning for all peoples the most precious gifts in the orbit of life–freedom of body and soul, of movement and enterprise, of thought and utterance, of faith and worship, of hope and charity, of a humane fellowship with all men.
Post by Curator Kimberly Guise.