Fourth of July 2017

In typical annual fashion Americans worldwide celebrate the 4th of July in a wide variety of ways ranging from relaxing at home, to attending a barbecue, to attending concerts and fairs and of course fireworks. 

There is a lot to do here in Northeast Ohio. Check out these resources for fun today. Stay safe!

List of Northeast Ohio fireworks Shows

Cuyahoga County Fireworks Displays

​65 Things to do in Cleveland in July

​4th of July Events in Northeast Ohio


And then there is that thing called the Constitution of the United States of America

I must confess that it has been quite a while since I reflected upon the U.S. Constitution, and even longer since I actually read it (probably in junior high school in my civics class or high school in my American history class).

The United States is not a perfect place to live, yet I cannot think of another country or place on Earth I would prefer to call home. 

There is no limit to content that explores the link in the minds of the authors of this document to God and their vision for a new republic. On July 4, 1946 then 29 year old John F. Kennedy, the Democratic nominee for a Massachusetts Congressional seat, and still a lieutenant in the Navy reserve, was a featured speaker at the City of Boston's Independence Day celebration. He began his speech by talking about religion.

You can read the article here:  http://time.com/2951223/fourth-of-july-god-religion-america/


Here are some resources that you can visit to refresh your recollection of the content of the United States Constitution and explore information surrounding Independence Day.

Fourth of July Teacher Resources

July 4th/Independence Day Resources

Fourth of July Resource Center

Wikipedia Independence Day Page

US News: For Black Americans, Independence Day is Complicated

The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro- Frederick Douglas

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