Built in 1713, the Old State House was a seat of British power, and became a point of origin for vital debates about self-government that sparked the Revolution.
Today, it is a place for all people to connect to our nation’s birth and add their voices to the conversation that began here, 250 years ago.
At 10 am every Fourth of July, the Declaration of Independence is read, this year it was read by Captain Commanding Nicholas Schiarizzi of the Ancient and the Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. Thousands of people gathered at this event to celebrate this Patriotic day in the history of the United States of America.
Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride, during the American Revolutionary War, is depicted in the statue in Boston. Paul Revere’s fame grew from the poem, Paul Rever’s Ride, written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. When visiting Boston, you’ll want to include the Old North Church and the Paul Revere House in your sight seeing tour.
People dressed in historic attire from 1776.
On October 4th 2018, the legistlators of the State of Michigan declare October 18 as American Middle East Christian Day.
Reps. Jim Runestad is picture here along with Dr. Ramsay Dass, Rev. Amir Barkho, and David Enwyia.
The resolution was prepared in coordination with the American Middle East Christian Congress which will host an event on Oct. 18, 2018, to bring together church leaders of communities in Michigan including Arab Christians, Armenians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Coptics, Maronites, Phoenicians and Syriacs.
“There are more than six million Middle East Christians across the United States with half of a million living here in Michigan,” Rep. Runestad said. “It is an honor for Michigan to acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of American Middle East Christians and remember the challenges they have faced globally.”
Dr. Ramsay Dass, president of the American Middle East Christian Congress, was present for the passage of the resolution on the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday.
“On Sept. 11, 2001, the American Middle East Christians Congress was created at the request of many church and community leaders with the goal of protecting and educating community members and promoting and understanding of our origin, culture, and societal and economic impact in the United States,” Dass said.
The commemoration of this day on October 18 will be coordinated by the American Middle East Christian Congress.
On October 18th, 2017, the Honorable Michigan Representative Jim Runestad introduced House Resolution 0182.
A resolution to declare October 18, 2017, as American Middle East Christian Day in the state of Michigan.
In attendance were leaders of the American Middle East Christian communities, civic and civil rights, clergy, and members at large.