This short 5-minute video shows some of the events that took place on the Statehouse lawn on the Fourth of July in Montpelier.
I met some latter-day Nation Makers Saturday morning at the Independence Day celebration on the State House lawn — people who see what’s wrong and don’t sit back and wait for others to fix it.
This Independence Day, more than any in living memory, it is vitally important that we reflect upon that greatest of all anti-slavery documents, the Declaration of Independence. That document in turn launched the greatest abolitionist movement in human history: the United States of America.
This Fourth of July, as with every Independence Day, we should be thankful and grateful to be Americans, we should be proud of what our country — though imperfect as all of mankind is imperfect — has accomplished.
Patrick Henry delivered “Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death” on March 23, 1775, less then a month before the first military conflicts of the Revolutionary War.
As we celebrate Independence Day this week, EAI will be publishing a series of blog posts from Americans who helped shape the meaning of liberty in the US over the past two and half centuries. This is an excerpt from Rose Wilder Lane’s 1943 book, published in the middle of WWII.
Of all the memorable events that occurred on July 4th, our Independence remains the most salient anniversary we celebrate on this day. It stands for American liberty and freedom. It represents our founders standing up for our rights.