Independence Day Resources–Stephen is Keynote at “Salute to America” in Redmond

Independence Day Resources–Stephen is Keynote at “Salute to America” in Redmond

How do you celebrate the 4th of July?

Is it with barbecues, parties, fireworks, and parades? Consider what the second president to the United States said in how we should celebrate it:
July [4], 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations {fireworks}, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” – John Adams

Most of us are doing well regarding parades and fireworks… but how are we doing at the most important part of how we ought to be celebrating this holiday? I encourage you all to add some “solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty” to your celebrations of our Independence Day holiday, especially during these difficult times where false anti-American views are on the rise. Click here to download our PDF titled July 4th: A Celebration of History. (Quick reference sheet with quotes from the founders about this holiday)

The son of John Adams and sixth president of the United States said this when celebrating the July 4th holiday in 1837: “In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. It forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation. The Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission on Earth [and] laid the cornerstone of human government on the first precepts of Christianity.” – John Quincy Adams, July 4, 1837

Join Stephen for “Salute to America” in Redmond on July 4th

Stephen will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Salute to America celebration at Highland Baptist Church in Redmond, OR. The event starts at 5 p.m. and includes a free BBQ. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. with patriotic music, an inspiring message, and a time to honor our veterans.

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