Happy Rhode Island Independence Day!!!!

As a local news website describes it, "Two hundred and twenty-nine years ago, on May 4, 1776, Rhode Island was the first colony to declare independence from Great Britain, two full months before the other twelve colonies. Brave and bold, this historic event created the first free republic in the New World. Today, that spirit of independence endures, exemplified by the Independent Man high atop the State House reaffirming Rhode Island’s spirit of independence and intrinsic strength."

An official state holiday in Rhode Island, here in Boston we have to be content with observing R.I. Independence Day from afar. Rhode Island, and its various governmental and para-governmental leaders, continue to be both brave and bold.

God Save Rhode Island!

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