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MUSICAL: Green Acres Baptist Church of Tyler, Texas presents 'I Love America' Monday, June 27 at 7 PM

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Tour Tyler Texas - M1Y - Clarence Edmond Shackelford, community publicist for the Empowerment Community Development Corporation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization with a focus on Education, Arts, Tourism, Veteran Services, Scholarships, Youth Mentorship, History Preservation, Community Development, Housing, and Economic Empowerment.

Green Acres Baptist Church will present its's "I Love America" celebration, a patriotic concert and salute to the Armed Forces Personnel, MIA, & POW, and veterans. This year there is an exciting tribute to TEXAS arranged especially for GABC by David Clydesdale. This is a free community event for all ages. The venue for this extraordinary event is the Green Acres Baptist Church Tyler Campus 1607 Troup Highway Worship Center Tyler, Texas.

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Tour Tyler Texas attended the 2022 show that featured patriotic tunes and Christian worship songs to celebrate Independence Day.

July Fourth is the perfect time to let your patriotism shine.

History Behind the Holiday: At the beginning of the U.S.'s history, 13 colonies were ruled by the King of England, King George III. These colonies were tired of having a king 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. Two acts of defiance made history. Tea was purposely dumped into the Massachusetts Bay (this event, known as the Boston Tea Party, was a reaction by the people to England raising their taxes) and, in Boston harbor, British soldiers fired into a crowd after being jeered and stoned. The number of people killed was exaggerated (only a few people died), but the event became known as the Massacre.

The Big Vote: Virginia took the first step and voted to set up a group to represent the colonies. The first meeting was in 1774 and a draft of a document that would give them freedom from England was written. This document, called the Declaration of Independence, was considered treason, and the 56 men who signed it were in some serious danger of being executed. But, they stood by what they believed in - the right to independence.

The First Fourth of July: Things didn't happen overnight. It took years for the final draft of the Declaration to be written. At the same time, the American Revolution was taking place. The draft was finally accepted on July 4, 1776. Over the next month, the document was read to the public and people celebrated whenever they heard it. In 1783 the war finally ended and Independence Day was made an official holiday.

Sources: #ILoveAmerica, gabc.org, https://www.theodysseyonline.com/fourth-july-past-present-future

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