It is the American story - a story of flawed and fallible people, united across the generations by grand and enduring ideals. Among other things, this means that no one owns a United States copyright on or for this work, so the Project (and you!) can copy and distribute it in the United States without permission and without paying copyright royalties. I didn't tell you, but I made sure. Perhaps some of you gentlemen may be familiar with the works of Mr W.