What a great day celebrating the 4th of July in Belton's Annual 4th of July Parade and Celebration.
The early morning rain cooled things down and the cloud cover hung in long enough to keep the temperature comfortable.
We kicked off the morning with a rally downtown.
I had the privilege of sharing a piece of history with those attending.
The man who is considered the first Founding Father to call for America's Independence from England.
He was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, called the "Father of American Independence" and the " Father of the Revolution".
This man railed against England's taxation without representation, helped organize the Boston Tea Party, protested the Sugar Act, the Townsend Acts, led opposition to the Stamp Act and led to the birth of the Sons of Liberty.
The British dubbed this man as the most feared, hated and most dangerous man in all of Massachusetts.
As a member of the Continental Congress he led the charge in making George Washington America's Commander in Chief.
He was Samuel Adams. His relentless pursuit of America's Independence ignited the beginning of the history of the United States of America.
We are an inspired nation of patriots who love freedom, liberty and our independence. A nation that is built on God's Word. PS 146:7. "The Lord gives freedom".
God bless America. Happy Independence Day.