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Happy Independance Day!

The American Revolutionary War began in April 1775 with Paul Revere’s famous ride. A year later, July 4, 1776, after some revisions and discussion the 13 colonies voted on a final “Declaration of Independence.” John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress was the first to sign. He wrote his name big enough so “King George can read it without spectacles!” The first celebration did not come until 1777 while the newly declared United States of America was at war with the British.

From all of us at Dick Scott, have a safe and wonderful Independence Day.

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

Tim’s Travel Tips: 16th Annual Salute to America

by Tim Joseph

This one got me excited. July 2 – 5, 2008 at The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra presents its Salute to America. Gates open at 6pm for the general public and there is pre-concert musical entertainment. If you’ve got kids there will be plenty of 19th century lawn games to play as well as a visit from members of the Greenfield Village historic baseball team.

The finale will be complete with fireworks as the orchestra plays Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture with live cannon fire! It’s actually something I’ve always wanted to see. For more information please visit the Henry Ford Museum website.