Independence Day has always been one of my favorite holidays! I mean think about it, it’s summertime, an excuse to gather the family and have a cookout, and it’s also the celebration of the birth of our great country!
Being a family-man, I constantly look for opportunities to spend time with my loved ones and being a patriot that is passionate about my country and its rich history makes Independence Day a perfect fit for me.
I grew up surrounded by history. My grandparents lived inWilliamsburg, one of my aunt’s lived near Jamestown and another family member lived in Yorktown. Together those three places make up the Historic Triangle of Virginia, and in my opinion the birthplace of our country! I visited Williamsburg often, which fueled my flame of passion for history. The very thoughts of walking along the same path as Geroge Washington, Patrick Henry and many of our other forefathers still brings chills to my spine.
When I came to work atWilderness Road State Park, I was able to experience that part of history in a whole new night.Knowing 1775-1777 atWilliamsburg and then experiencing that same time period along the early Virginia frontier brought our fight for independence full circle. For those that have visited Williamsburg, a trip toWilderness Road State Park truly does help to tell the story behind the story so to speak. Many have said the war for independence was won on the frontier…. same say the common farmer, called into action in a militia, proved to be the difference.
Join us onSaturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5 from 10 am to 5 pm for A Declaration of Independence.Imagine the reaction from the thousands of men, women and children that were struggling to find a better life, when they found out about theDeclaration of Independence. The news spread quickly across Virginia’s frontier backwoods that on July 4, in the year 1776, the Second Continental Congress is to meet in Philadelphia. Word has it that at this congressional meeting, a Declaration of Independence from King George and Great Britain, will be executed and signed, thus allowing these fledgling colonies to spread their wings and journey forward into this world as a new nation with foundations built upon freedom. Severing the ties with the British Crown brought forth both fear and excitement. Join the men and women at Martin’s Station as they receive this historic news and share their hopes and dreams of this new nation.
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