And so begins the tale ...
"I hear some folks are coming"
"Do we HAVE to hug?"
"Psst! Hey ... who is this woman?"
Guests begin to arrive
Random guest one
Random guest 2
Pretty shot 1
Pretty shot 2
"Enough of the pretty shots ... let's get things rolling"
Chris prepares to read the declaration of independence. All kidding aside, have you ever actually sat down and READ that thing? This year it really hit me of how important that document was and how terrible were the harms listed.
Our national anthem is played
In honor of their two year anniversary, it was Jordan & Melissa's privilege to light this year's Liberty Torch
Art (note to self ... next year, use a little less lighter fluid)
Micaiah shares the history of the "The Fourth"
This year as folks came in, they were pinned with random historical names. The time came for us, the signers of the declaration, to put pen to paper and stand for liberty
A moment of humor
The crowd is overwhelmingly impressed
Our great host of this year's edition of "To Tell the Truth"
This man insists he is Elias Boudinot
"No Sir! I am Elias Boudinot"
Aidan and Mark stand ready for the Epic Amguard Battles
Epicness comes in all ages, shapes and sizes
My epic-ness about to come to a rapid and painful conclusion (tip ... don't cross a man wearing a harley shirt and a determined face. Harley shirt + determination = pain)
Bald man with gun #1
Bald man with gun #2
Martial stride aside, it is time for another step
"After all, any savage can dance" - Mr. Darcy
And so ends a day of vision, a day of memory, a day of laughs and a day of inspiration