Happy 238th Birthday, America!

What an amazing time we had today, filling the pews of Bruton Parish, shaking the hands of American legends like Patrick Henry, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, touring Mount Vernon and getting drilled by patriot army sergeants…. all without leaving Alabama! :)

Below are some of the highlights from our day at American Village where our boys had the time of their lives donning their homemade 18th-century continentals’ uniforms.

Our little continentals in front of an exact replica of Williamsburg’s Bruton Parish

Our little continentals in front of an exact replica of Williamsburg’s Bruton Parish

In the pews of Bruton Parish, listening to Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty!” speech

In the pews of Bruton Parish, listening to Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty!” speech

Fiery Christian statesman Patrick Henry and our boys after his famous speech

Fiery Christian statesman Patrick Henry and our boys after his famous speech

History comes alive for the boys in their interactions with the reenacting crew of the 1st Pennsylvania regiment

History comes alive for the boys in their interactions with the reenacting crew of the 1st Pennsylvania regiment

Special thanks to Capt. Ziegler for his hospitable welcome and tour of his captain’s tent

Special thanks to Capt. Ziegler for his hospitable welcome and tour of his captain’s tent

Calvin and Benjamin Franklin after his demonstration on electricity

Calvin and Benjamin Franklin after his demonstration on electricity

First in war, first in peace, and first in the heart of their adoring father

First in war, first in peace, and first in the heart of their adoring father

In front of the famous home of George Washington — Mount Vernon

In front of the famous home of George Washington — Mount Vernon

We were grateful to see the event so well attended

We were grateful to see the event so well attended

The roof of the car proved to be the best seat in the house for watching the fireworks show

The roof of the car proved to be the best seat in the house for watching the fireworks show

And what a show it was!

And what a show it was!

2017-02-22T16:44:04+00:00July 4th, 2014|Family|