Happy Birthday USA

Submitted by ub on Sat, 06/25/2016 - 21:20

Now that Populism and Nationalism are on the rise all over the globe, do you think other state governments, territories, or nations may decide to hold some sort of similar UK vote? Celebrate The United State of America.

There are many places to celebrate, but here is one at a local New York National Historic Site:

897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY

Free Programs in July 2016

Monday, July 4, starting at 10:30 AM
Independence Day Celebration
A traditional July 4th celebration featuring music, talks, refreshments, reading of the Declaration of Independence, and tolling of the historic St. Paul's church bell - 13 times.

Wed., July 6, 10:30 AM
Tour of Pell's Point Battlefield
A walking tour of portions of the Split Rock Golf Course, in Pelham Bay Park, site of the Revolutionary War battle of Pell's Point. Reservations must be made in advance through St. Paul's; space is limited; call 914-667-4116 for details

Thursday, July 7, 7 PM
Alison L. Cowan, a journalist, and historian, tells the remarkable story of Deborah Sampson, a woman who disguised herself as a man, fought in the American Army during the Revolutionary War, received an honorable discharge upon discovery of her true identity, and years later fought a successful battle to obtain a military pension for her service.

Sat., July 9, open from Noon to 4 PM
At 1 PM, author and historian Jack Kelly, who lives in the Hudson Valley, explores the remarkable story of the American victory in the War for Independence. Kelly’s most recent book is the highly popular “Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence”.

Wed., July 13, 1 PM
Bayonets, Musket Balls & Ship's Bread
The Wednesday series features a costumed demonstration about the life of a Revolutionary War soldier; refreshments provided.

Wed., July 20, 1 PM
A Clash of Cultures: Anne Hutchinson’s Brief life near St. Paul’s Church
A presentation exploring the interface between the local Lenape Indians, the Dutch commercial colony of New Netherland and the bold Puritan rebel Anne Hutchinson near St. Paul’s in the 1640s.

The following is a mix of Patriotic American Songs.
Which is your favorite? Can you include others?