We hope that you and your loved ones enjoy this July 4th weekend!
Independence Day is the perfect time to reflect on what veterans fought for, and what military service members are defending today. If you’re looking for a unique way to commemorate America’s independence, Ken Foss and Jeff Johnson might have just the thing. In 2011 the two warehouse owners came across old, wooden crates left behind by former tenants at their warehouse in Kingston. What they found inside these boxes would inspire them to start selling copies of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
The boxes contained metal press plates, lithographic prints, and glass photo negatives and positives with images of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, taken by famous lithographer Theodore Ohman. Ohman is known for creating the truest replica of the Constitution and, in 1953, printing thousands of copies that he hoped would be displayed in schools across the country. Ken and Jeff are working to bring this vision to life.
For each print they sell from their website WeThePeoplePrints.com, they will donate a print to a veteran, a veteran’s family, or anyone else who risked their life defending our freedoms. Their goal: to put a copy of the U.S. Constitution in the hands of 1 million Americans.
However you celebrate America’s birth, remember to thank a service member or vet who has sacrificed to help keep our nation safe.