Reagan exhorted his fellow citizens to remember their shared history and ideals: “Believe me, if there’s one impression I carry with me after the privilege of holding for five and one-half years the office held by Adams and Jefferson and Lincoln, it is this: that the things that unite us — America’s past of which we’re so proud, our hopes and aspirations for the future of the world and this much-loved country — these things far outweigh what little divides us.”
On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the United States Declaration of Independence in what is now known as Independence Hall in Philadelphia. In taking this historic step, the Congress proclaimed “these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States.” Today, we celebrate our Nation’s independence and the vision of our Founding Fathers revealed to the world on that fateful day, as well as the countless patriots who continue to ensure that the flames of freedom are never extinguished.
Americans watching in shock, disbelief, and anger as mobs tear down statues, vandalize other property, and attack police officers now have an outlet to express pride in being part of our nation.
The Heritage Foundation and its lobbying arm, Heritage Action for America, are urging supporters and allies to record and submit short videos on why they are proud to be Americans.
By Michael Albin
Several hundred kids and their parents lined the streets of Kings Park Precinct in Braddock District for the 54th annual Independence Day parade and band concert
Happy Fourth of July!
Independence Day – Daytime Parades & Evening Fireworks – Many campaigns will be looking for volunteers to hand out literature, participate in floats, etc. For details, call your local campaigns.
Fairfax City Independence Day Parade – Marching w/local candidates & more – 9:30 AM (parade at 10 AM), Massey Building. Call: (703) 352-1337.
The Leadership Institute’s Conservative Soiree – Occoquan Regional Park, 9751 Ox Road, Lorton. Call: (703) 247-2000.
Here is a great opportunity to work alongside Delegate Hugo’s office to prepare for the Independence Day celebration in the 40th District. Please see Delegate Hugo’s request for volunteers below.
On July 3rd, my office will once again be placing American flags throughout the 40th District to celebrate Independence Day. This will be our 15th year doing this and a great opportunity for those looking to volunteer.
Sign up to volunteer HERE.
On July 3rd, we will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Centreville Elementary School (directions here) where we will divide into teams and start flagging. We expect to finish early afternoon, and afterwards, we invite you to join us for lunch.
This is a huge effort and we can use all the help we can get, so if you would like to volunteer please let us know. Thank you to everyone who has already offered to help!
If you are available to help on July 3rd, use the link above to sign up or contact Dean Goodson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 815-1201.