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Virginia's History is America's Story

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n Virginia, the American Revolution was a war, and more than a war. Inspired Virginians brought to a fledgling nation the thoughtful words guiding leaders of the day to declare liberty as the right of Americans, and asserting with that liberty any pursuit is within reach. These revolutionary notions, conceived by outstanding Virginians and their colonial counterparts, are the ideals that set the foundation of our great nation. The American Revolution in Virginia was a long and hard-fought war, but it was much more than a war …it was a Revolution of Ideas

Ideas that created a nation – legal, political, military, and social;

Ideas for expressions of liberty – not only from colonists but also from enslaved people seeking freedom and Native Americans asserting sovereignty;

Ideas to ensure property rights of American colonists seeking to end excessive British taxation;

Ideas to permanently establish religious freedom;

Ideas that produced a promise of equality in the Declaration of Independence, participation in government as delineated in the Constitution, and protections defined in the Bill of Rights;

It was a revolution whose documents and the ideals they express inspired disenfranchised and disempowered groups of the time to continue to fight for their rights for the next 250 years.

Join us throughout Virginia as we commemorate the American Revolution and come together to mark 250 years since the founding of a nation and our continuing march toward a more perfect Union.

 

UPCOMING VA250 EVENTS

1773 York County Militia Muster
Jun 10, 2023 - Jun 11, 2023
York County

VA250 Commission News

Fiorina to head Virginia's effort to plan nation's 250th birthday

Fiorina to head Virginia’s effort to plan nation’s 250th birthday

May 8, 2023, Washington Post
Finding Our Common Cause for America’s 250th Birthday

Finding Our Common Cause for America’s 250th Birthday

March 23, 2023, Time Magazine

Local 250 Commission News

Upcoming Alexandria and American birthday celebrations could bring more tall ships

Upcoming Alexandria and American birthday celebrations could bring more tall ships

May 24, 2023, Alx Now
VA250 Committee

VA250 Committee

May 24, 2023, Gloucester-Mathews Gazette Journal
Halifax in the limelight on second day of Crossing events

Halifax in the limelight on second day of Crossing events

February 13, 2023, SoVaNow

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