Trip to Rome, NY

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Well, we didn't get to Fort Ticonderoga for July 4th, but we did go somewhere! And we had a blast! We visited Fort Stanwix in Rome, NY, to hear the Declaration of Independence and to give our huzzahs to the 13 united colonies and the Continental Congress. And we went to a Tea Party!

Fort Stanwix Scenery

Fire Muskets

Fife and Drums

Marching

The more often I go to Rome the more I like the city. I know it is in decline as so many Upstate cities are, but it's got an amazing history. And the general atmosphere just seems very conducive to liberty.

Rome City Hall Tea Party

The Tea Party there, at Rome City Hall, was excellent. I loved this lady's shirt that said "Liberty Starts Here Again" with New York State on it. Yeah!!

We the People sign

Protests were not so much about the problems of such things as social security disability or the Iraq war, but more about how very far our country has strayed from the principles that made us great, and from the very things that define us as Americans.

Tea Party DontTread

And I have GOT to get one of those flags!!!

4 remarks
deerjohn said...

Ah, those good ol days, when a war was truly a war, with drums and fifes and all the trim.

7:41 AM  
Fida Abbott said...

I like those pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Have very nice summer, Rebeca.

7:08 AM  
Emm said...

Wow - it looks like you had a really interesting day! I love that they all dressed up - they look so grand and authentic in those outfits!

9:26 AM  
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11:14 AM  

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