Our local 4th of July celebrations usually come with fireworks as here in Tidewater Virginia (the state of) folks take history seriously. Yorktown, where British General Cornwallis surrendered (ending the Revolutionary War), is only 20 minutes via automobile from our home. Today I rode my bike (@ 20 minutes of pedaling) to Jamestown Island where the first English settlers landed in 1607. Then there’s our town of Williamsburg that’s full of colonial history and the College of William & Mary, the second oldest institution of higher learning in America founded in 1693 by a royal charter of King William III and Queen Mary II of England.
On Tuesday after a picnic supper my sis, her husband, our uncle, brother & I ventured out with our camp chairs to the Green in front of the Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg (with thousands of other folks) to enjoy the celebration of our Declaration of Independence.
In case you missed fireworks where you were (& for my overseas buddies who get this in their email inboxes) here’s a taste of what we saw from the perspective of Virginia’s iPhone (not the greatest pics, but you get the idea?)
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.” Joan Rivers
Virginia : )