Showing posts with label 7th Virginia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 7th Virginia. Show all posts

Friday, July 3, 2015

Why We Celebrate The 4th of July: Independence Day

Why We Celebrate The 4th of July - USA from Chuck Thompson

Above is the 7th Virginia planning their war strategy for an upcoming battle.

The largest cavalry battle of the American Revolution took place right here in Gloucester, Virginia.

We fought for our Independence from England partially because of taxation without representation.  Does anyone see anything similar today?

The king thought he had a right to treat his British subjects in these colonies as he saw fit.  The American colonies were flourishing in part because we gave up trying to use the kings coin for trading and debts and instead created our own script.  The king outlawed us using our own script nearly bankrupting the colonies.  The extra taxes without representation was insult to injury.

The British burned our houses and destroyed our crops.  But never our spirit.

The French came to our aid in the battle.

The Marquis de Lafayette came over with his and the king of France's frigates and infantry to assist us.

With perseverance we won the day against tyranny.  We need to stand up once again and claim what is right and demand our inherent rights no longer be infringed upon.   Happy 4th of July and may America see many more with great pride and dignity.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

7th Virginia Return To Gloucester - American Revolution This Saturday

The 7th Virginia regiment returns to Gloucester this Saturday, May 25th, 2013.  The volunteers interpret colonial era military movements and demonstrate musket firing as well as canon fire.  This is a once a year event and is only for one day.  If you have never had the opportunity to see these demonstrations, we highly recommend them.

The volunteers all recreate a very authentic colonial militia camp and atmosphere.  The 7th Virginia regiment even has a doctor on hand interpreting colonial medical care.

The above video gives you an idea of some of the demonstrations.

We checked the weather forecast and we are looking at a nice cool overcast day. Temperatures in the lower 70's.  No rain.  Good day to attend this event.  

The good doctor is always a hit as he has a great display and really knows his medicinal history.  Time travel is possible, so come out and support the 7th Virginia Regiment and travel back in time to America's colonial era.  You won't be disappointed.

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