My law school classmates and I formed an honorary club that meets (telephonically, via email, and/or in-person) each July 4th Holiday. Do you, your parents, your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws, friends, and neighbors, care to join?
All that is required is an annual reading of the Declaration of Independence and all or a part of the US Constitution (typically the Preamble and/or Bill of Rights), over the Fourth of July Holiday. If you have time, then please read both documents in full, including all Amendments. If you don’t have a copy, see the links below from the US Archives.
Then we call, email, or greet one another along the Fourth of July Parade Route and wish each other a Happy 4th, and ask if the pledge has met for that year. Rinse and repeat each year. Our club is now 35 years old. We hope to expand our membership, and everyone is invited to join and spread this invitation from Sea to Shining Sea.
The youngest members of our club are (Gemma in 8th Grade and Cormac in 5th Grade). They agreed to read the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble of the US Constitution. They just joined this year. And we are hoping to add more young, middle-aged, and senior members!
A great way to spend part of the 4th of July HOLIDAY….for the young and young at heart. Great for law school students/lawyers/grammar school students/high school and college students/military personnel/elected officials/and all Americans too.
Happy Fourth of July, and I Hope You Join our Club.
Proud to be an American,
Declaration of Independence: A Transcription
The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription
The Bill of Rights: A Transcription
The Constitution: Amendments 11-27
NMWTLSPosted at 13:05h, 04 July
And yet, nowhere in the letter does he refer to INDEPENDENCE DAY! Maybe the club would consider calling the date, July 4th, what it really is. It seems that would be the best way to start teaching, learning, upholding and celebrating the day.