Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day in the Historic Triangle

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96th District, Virginia House of Delegates      July 4, 2014
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Independence Day 2014

Yorktown, Virginia. Those of us who are blessed to reside in the Historic Triangle often take this quaint town for granted. Annually, we participate in the 4th of July parade, spend the afternoon at Yorktown beach, and cap our day by viewing an impressive display of fireworks.


Over 230 years ago, though, the fireworks were all too real. Just beyond Yorktown's historic streets stand centuries-old redoubts, reminders of the conflict that marked the birth of our great nation.  Far from peaceful, Yorktown in 1781 was the site of a pitched battle between British forces and the Continental Army.


At the time, the British army was viewed as the greatest military on earth, while the Continental Army was cobbled together of untrained Americans supported by French forces. Despite these incredible odds, the Continental Army prevailed, toppling the British military and forcing Cornwallis to surrender at Yorktown.


Bravely and with great faith, our forefathers declared independence on July 4, 1776. Five years later at Yorktown, the promise of Independence Day was realized. As we enjoy July 4 festivities with friends and family, may the true significance of Independence Day be remembered and celebrated. 


From my family to yours, Happy Independence Day!

Brenda L. Pogge
Delegate, 96th District
Virginia House of Delegates   

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