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Jul 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day

MaryAnn Gaver

What are your plans for the 4th of July? A cook-out or picnic? Fireworks? No matter what you do, I encourage you to talk about America and our great American documents and all that they mean to us. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights --- introduce them to your kids and continue to emphasize their significance...

  Elementary- aged kids love to hear how a few courageous patriots battled a huge empire as they discover facts about the American Revolution.  Talk with your teens about our freedom & about our absolute dependence on God.  They can go into great depth as they continue to study American Government and our First Amendment freedoms.

Last year, I wrote a blog called Treasuring Freedom. I shared a picture of my nephew at his Marine Officer commissioning in Delaware. I'm so thankful that we have men like him that are willing to stand on the front lines to defend our nation and serve in the military. 

This Independence Day, let's renew our passion to treasure and to preserve freedom in our nation. Keep teaching  American  history and the important role that our documents (especially the Declaration of Independence of 1776) play. 

Happy 4th of July! 

love,

MaryAnn

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