It's the reason for all the celebrations today!
When we lived in Georgetown, South Carolina, we were able to tour the home of Thomas Lynch Jr., one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. I was amazed then, and even more so as the years go by, at the risk each of these brave men took to gain independence from Britain for the Colonies and what they were willing to sacrifice - literally everything, even their lives, to obtain it.
We will forever be in their debt.
Our Independence Day started out with a 5k run in the beautiful old town of Oxford, MS.
This was the Stars and Stipes 5k and was a beautiful course that meandered through the town and onto the campus of "Ol' Miss", the University of Mississippi.
Getting our Red, White and Blue on!
There were 265 participants in this 5k. Darryl finished 4th in his age group and I finished 6th in mine.
We cleaned up and headed over to Luis' and Chewie's for lunch.
Chewie made some delicious civeche'. Oh my, it was so delicious.
We rode our bikes to Kroger to return an item. Had some BBQ ribs for dinner and then headed downtown.
Playing with Elvis!
All the Tupelo 4th of July Celebrations take place in Fair Park in downtown. This is the park where this famous picture of Elvis was taken and where he won 5th place in a talent show when he was only 10 yrs. old!
Darryl and I listened to the live music and he had some of the fair food. We arrived just before 5:00 p.m. and the celebrations are just starting. By the time we left it was getting busy. They say by 7:30 the place is packed. We came home early to watch the fireworks from a distance.
We came home and watched the musical "1776" while waiting for the fireworks to start.
We have had a blessed and beautiful Independence Day this year. I hop your's was even better!