Liberty and a Republic At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Ben Franklin was asked as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation. Dr. Franklin “Well Doctor what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Franklin replied, “A republic . . . if you can keep it.” Franklin replied, […]
Ann Arbor Celebrates 4th of July The Ann Arbor 4th of July Parade: Always sponsored by the Ann Arbor Jaycees, begins 11 a.m., Sunday. The parade will begin at State, Liberty, Main, and William Streets in Downtown Ann Arbor. As part of the parade there will be a Patriotic Bike Decoration Contest for children under […]
The Declaration of Independence John Adams, our 2nd U.S. President wrote to his wife Abigail, “It ought to be celebrated by pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other…” Since 1777, we have celebrated with fireworks.