Independence Day

We have a tremendous heritage as American citizens, but unfortunately not many people take time to think about it. For the past six years our family has organized a public reading of the Declaration of Independence in our town on July 4th. In addition, we try to have something different each year about specific signers of the Declaration and other related events of the Revolution. This year we focused on the Committee of Five appointed to draft the Declaration: Benjamin Franklin (PA), Thomas Jefferson (VA), John Adams (MA), Robert Livingston (NY), and Roger Sherman (CT).

Unloading chairs!

It was a beautiful day!

A local retired Civil Air Patrol captain delivered a rendition of Patrick Henry’s famous speech: “Give me liberty, or give me death!”

Our Chief of Police led the Pledge of Allegiance

Explaining the history behind three symbols of the American Revolution: Join or Die, Don’t Tread on Me, and An Appeal to Heaven

“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” Proverbs 14:34