What makes us Americans is not our race, religion, or a single defining culture but instead a shared belief in the cry for freedom put to pen 246 years ago and the resulting republican form of government secured by our Constitution.
The sailors’ visit includes a “welcome to Vermont” at the VFW Post 792, a BBQ picnic, and a Vermont Mountaineers baseball game. USS Montpelier sailors will march in the Montpelier parade July 3; the USS Vermont sailors will be marching in the Poultney parade July 4.
Students from the University of Washington School of Music include Keoni Dilay, Sarah Fantappiè, Madeline Ile, Eric Jeffords, Sylvia Jones, Nicholas Klein, Mengshi Lin, Alexander Nguyen, Vivianna Oh, Will Schlott, Ariona Thompson, and Jared White.
At an event hosted by Vermont Liberty Network, state Rep. Vicki Strong, Mary Hahn Beerworth, Elizabeth Walton, Guy Page, and others spoke up for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
We must persist in our efforts to protect and preserve freedom — not only for the hope of our children, but for the hope of people around the world who see America as we see it, a great land of opportunity and possibility.
Is such brotherhood possible today? Do we still believe in the motto, “E Pluribus Unum”? Are we stuck in a rigid mindset of red and blue, black and white, rich and poor? Or is it possible that this July Fourth we will set aside our differences and reaffirm our commitment to a red, white, and blue America?
Venerating and celebrating the Founding Fathers is an example of “structural racism,” apparently. That’s the conclusion of a recently released document created by a National Archives and Records Administration task force on racism.
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.