|Betsy Ross Flag|
Just asking the question. What could we do in Shoreline to celebrate our independence other than just banning fireworks?
|Nice Flag photo on the city's website, but that's about it.|
Sure, lot's of folks have BBQ's and head off for weekend getaways. And that's just fine, but in comparison to other cities, the 4th of July in Shoreline looks like any other day, except maybe less traffic.
Other nearby cities have events, like Edmonds which holds a wonderful parade for grown-ups and kids.
Kenmore and Edmonds have their own fireworks shows. Seattle of course has a big fireworks show paid for by the community. On July 4th in 1776, in Philadelphia, at Independence Hall, the 13 Colonies declared Independence from Great Britain. Here is a quote from the site www.OurDocuments.gov
The Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It was engrossed on parchment and on August 2, 1776, delegates began signing it.Shoreline could do something to celebrate, even in a small way. We declared our own independence in
1996. That was the 220th Anniversary Year of our Nation's Independence. We do Celebrate Shoreline, which is great, but can't we also do something to Celebrate America?
Think about the courage it took for the Founding Fathers to sign the Declaration of Independence!
Could we do something to honor it?
So, it wouldn't have to be paid for by the City, or not much. I bet we have lots of businesses who are patriotic.
• An Independence Day Concert?
• A Service Day? Park or beach clean-up?
• A Reading of the Declaration of Independence? Post it?
• A Veterans Event?
• Decorations and Flags?
• Bike rally or Walking Race on Interurban Trail?
• Cook off, community BBQ?
• Baseball game?
How about a history contest? Or a pie contest? Something?
Come on Shoreline - let's celebrate the 4th of July and Democracy!
|The Declaration of Independence|
"Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument. Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people."
It is of course, on display at the National Archives.
Just Sayin! Why not?