Longview We the People will be hosting a Tea Party on Saturday, July 2 from 11-1:30 at the Gregg County Courthouse in Longview. Guest speakers will be Congressman Louie Gohmert and Blaine Rindlishbacher of the Ten Boom Institute, a group which presents the principles of our Founding Fathers.
Congressman Ralph Hall will be the featured speaker at the annual festivities and fireworks at Trinity Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant on Sunday, July 3. Activities begin at 7 p.m., followed by patriotic presentation at 8:30 p.m.
The City of Talco fireworks display is probably the best kept secret in this area. Robert Hollis with the city puts a tremendous effort of time and effort into this event every year and the results are awesome! Festivities will begin at 7:00 on Monday, July 4th at the Talco City Park with complimentary hotdogs, snow cones, watermelon and bottled water. The fireworks display begins at dark and I promise you won't be disappointed by the show!
Whether you spend time with friends and family or attend one of these events, take the time to celebrate America this weekend. We have a multitude of problems in this nation right now, but that spirit that drove our Founding Fathers is alive and well in our generation. We have known freedom and we refuse to let that right be destroyed.
God Bless those who have served defending our freedom and those now deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq and other places of conflict. We have numerous families in this area who have loved ones serving our country, so please remember them in your prayers. I have the deepest respect for the courage and strength of our military families-their sacrifice is incredible.
If you haven't seen the new exhibit at the Titus Co Courthouse honoring those lost in Vietnam and Afghanistan, take the time to stop by. The framed exhibit was conceived, created and donated by an anonymous local Vietnam veteran. It honors those we lost in Vietnam and SSG Chauncy Mays who died in Afghanistan in February of this year. Time eases the pain felt by the families of these fallen soliders but they are never forgotten and forever missed. The exhibit is beautiful and I hope will serve to remind all of us that our freedom is never free.
Barbara Bruechner, Mt. Pleasant Tea Party