This week, we are highlighting the men and women who serve our great nation and allow us to have the freedoms that we enjoy every day. As we celebrate Independence Day this week, let’s use our superhero powers to extend gratitude to those who protect this amazing country.

 

Thank You to Our Country’s Superheroes: Our Armed Forces

Why do we celebrate the 4th of July with parades, fireworks and BBQ?

It is said that it has to do with a letter that the leader of the American Revolution, John Adams, wrote to his wife Abigail on July 2, 1776, about America’s Independence.

In the letter he wrote,

“This day will be most memorable in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary festival…It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, bonfire and illuminations (fireworks) from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”

Days later, the Declaration of Independence was officially adopted by Congress and festivities that began then still take place today.

We’re thankful to live in such an amazing and free country, which is why we’d like to honor Corporal Knight during our reading this week. Remember: students in grades K-12 are eligible and will be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship! Log your hours with Tristar Reads now.

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We honor our Superhero of the week, Corporal Knight, as he serves our nation in the United States Army and the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Take time today to thank a servicemember for serving our country and giving us the freedoms we are blessed to have everyday.

Be sure to watch his special reading of America the Beautiful Together We Stand!

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Weekly Superhero Challenge!

Throughout the summer, we will be offering different Superhero Challenges each week– some may include additional prizes.

Superhero Challenge Week 10:
Post a photo of what Independence Day means to you on Facebook or Twitter using #tristarreads4thofjuly. Don’t forget to log your hours this week!