Saturday, July 4, 2009
A great day and a great way to celebrate the founding of our great nation!
I joined the TEA party folks in their march
But we had many other great groups in this parade too. The First Cav, The Everett Aquasoxs, and the US Marines just to name a few.
We got a great reaction from the crowd
Some in the crowd even brought their own TEA Party signs
And now the judging stand. How did we do?
So here is a collection of sights from the rest of the parade
More parade photos on my Flickr
The TEA Party was held at the Courthouse
with speeches and music and great people and ideals and a love of freedom and the understanding that all can and will be lost without due diligence.
Lets not lose what we have inherited from the sacrifice of so many. Lets fight to save liberty and remember, As long as there is freedom anywhere there is hope everywhere.
more photos on Flickr and videos to follow.
Update: First Video
The full text of Patrick Henry’s Famous “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” Speech.
Update: Second Video, highlights
That's it, have fun, I did!
“I am apt to believe that this day will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore.”