2013 THEME: Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation
The Celebration of Liberty programs and activities are intended to instill in people a love and understanding of the U.S. Constitution and spark a desire to maintain the freedoms we enjoy because of this inspired document. Our hope is to motivate individuals to study the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and other founding documents, understand them, and ensure we abide by their principles. Our mission is to play an educational role in teaching how citizens of the United States may enjoy and appreciate how the limited power of government ensures our freedom.
The Celebration of Liberty is non-partisan and should not be used as a campaign forum, activist platform, or to promote political parties or
candidates. References to deity should follow the example of the founding fathers and founding documents of the United States and be general in nature rather than teaching the doctrines of any specific denomination.
Join us at our exciting patriotic events and strengthen your understanding of the principles of the Constitution.
Evening Tribute to the Constitution
This year Jerry Borrowman will be our guest. For years, many people have enjoyed Jerry's books. A few titles include:
2nd Virginia Convention: Patrick Henry will give his famous "Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death" speech during a re-enactment of the 2nd Virginia Convention from St. John's Church.
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"A primary object...should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In the republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important [as knowledge about government]? And what duty more pressing... than ...communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?" --George Washington.
Our children are AMERICA'S HOPE. The America's Hope choir children will sing inspiring songs that both entertain and educate. You will enjoy skits and stories performed by the children. This will be a multi-media show that honors those who fought [and fight] for independence. Through song children learn the functions of the United States government as it is outlined in the Constitution. Some of the original patriotic music performed was written and orchestration by Classroom Classics. (Click here for details)
FOR THE YOUTH
Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was like in the United States when men were free" --Ronald Regan
"Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.” --Daniel Webster