When in the course of human events . . .

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

I’m old enough to remember when the Fourth of July was more than just a weekend holiday, as wonderful as that can be. Way back then, the Fourth was a time of patriotic music (when is the last time you heard a John Philip Sousa march?), and stories of the founding of this nation.

So, in the spirit of the Fourth of July from yesteryear, I thought I would share some pictures taken at Colonial Williamsburg several years ago. We weren’t there on the Fourth of July, but it was still possible to catch the spirit of the ‘Revolutionary City’.

We’ve always enjoyed the Colonial Williamsburg Fife and Drum Corps, as seen in the photo above.

One evening we were able to see a muster of the colonial militia. They certainly didn’t march with the ‘spit and polish’ of British regulars.

Even their firing line left something to be desired.

But I would hate to be in front of them when they fired.

The ‘colonists’ even had a cannon they were able to fire.


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9 Responses to “When in the course of human events . . .”

  1. Sartenada Says:

    Awesome post George. Thank You.

  2. Jeevan Says:

    Looks interesting activity to watch! Nice photos from the past events

  3. Betsy Adams Says:

    Happy 4th of July to ALL….. I am one who still loves Patriotic Music and loves her country and its history… God Bless America —and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA…

    Love your Williamsburg Pictures.. I hope we get back there sometime to see that all again.


  4. dayphoto Says:

    That is so cool! Happy 4th, George and Betsy!

  5. kim blades, writer Says:

    Hello. Delightful photos. Thank you for sharing them and reminding people what the 4th of July holiday is supposed to be commemorating.

  6. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Hi George! I really can almost smell the gunpowder! I just know you and Betsy have something fun planned for tonight. I hope you both have a fun evening.

  7. rhiebert Says:

    I hope your day was filled with celebration. I am so thankful for the neighbouring country we have. God bless the USA.

  8. Suz Says:

    What a fitting post for this week. God Bless!!

  9. Linda, Shenandoah Valley Says:

    Great shots! I love a man in uniform, as they say!

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