Thursday, July 5, 2012

Long live the United States and confusion to their enemies...

1st Virginia Regiment's battalion gun crew beneath the fireworks.

  "...the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. . . . It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires, and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

                                                                   -John Adams to his wife Abigail, 1776.

Firing demonstration on the lawn
The Line Companies form for the feu d'joie of the many specialties of the First Virginia

      General Washington expressed to well wishers that this 4th was happier than the last he spent as LtCol of the First Virginia at Fort Necessity.  That one started a war.


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