|Stop by and celebrate Independence Day with us. We’ll be open all day as long as the weather holds off. Due to the 4″ of rain yesterday, we are hitting off the mats today and our short game area is closed.|
|Remembering What Freedom Means on this Independence Day:|
So one of the best vacations we have taken our kids on so far was touring Boston and teaching our kids all about the birth of the United States. And today is a great time to reflect on what happened…
Attempts by the British government to tax the colonist met with protest as they were being taxed without representation in Parliament and demanded that they receive the same rights as the other British citizens. Resistance from the colonists led to violence leading to the March 5, 1770 Boston Massacre, the winter of 1773 Boston Tea Party and many small skirmishes between British solders and colonists.
|The First Continental Congress was convened in September of 1774, where they denounced taxation without representation as well as maintenance of the British army in the colonies without their consent. The First Continental Congress also issued a declaration of the rights due to every citizen (life, liberty, property, assembly and trial by jury).|
|Initial battles of the Revolutionary War broke out in April of 1775 after years of unrest between the colonist and the British government. When the Second Continental Congress met, they voted to create a Continental Army lead by Washington. And on July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress.|
|The Revolutionary War drew on for 8 years and finally on September 3, 1783 Great Britain formally recognized the independence of the United States in the Treaty of Paris. Because what was considered to be radical at the time, a few colonists resisted the tyrannical rule of the British crown/government which gave way to the birth of a great nation, the United States of America.|
|Happy Independence Day Y’all!|