" We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and ..."
Here there is an annual small town parade where the town turns out to line the sidewalks to watch just about anyone and everyone who belongs to any local group (adults and children; bikers and cops; veterans and stuck in the sixties hippies, classic car owners and corvette owners, horses with riders and drill teams of all kinds, to name a few) march down the street. I will probably sleep late and miss the start and maybe the finish of the parade, but I thought I might try to catch a picture or two- maybe. There will be fireworks at the local high school tonight and a carnival going on at the park. The day will go by much too fast as holiday's do, especially since everyone will have to be at work on Tuesday.