The Ceremony for the 233rd Independence Day of America
Sun Myung Moon
July 4, 2009
On July 4, Independence Day of America, there was a commemorative ceremony at Manhattan Center in New York, and True Father gave a special speech titled the Rally for the Settlement of the True Peaceful World and the World of True Parent UN. In particular, Independence Day this time was the 233rd one, and Father said, It is the Independence Day to overcome the sorrowful regret of Jesus Christ who passed away when he was 33 years old. There was a deep providential meaning in this commemorative ceremony at Manhattan Center.
True Parents expressed their regretful heart that tens of thousands of people: children of kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools, … until the President, should have attended this historical proclamation. True Father repeatedly said, It is an important commemorative ceremony today. It is the general ceremony which totally celebrates the ‘Coronation for the Authority and Liberation of God, the King of Kings,’ ‘True Parents’ Golden Wedding (50-year anniversary),’ ‘the 55th anniversary of the foundation of HSA-UWC,’ ‘the publication of True Parents’ autobiography,’ and ‘the 233rd Independence Day.’ It is the day through which America can inherit all these victories, but the reality is far from it. True Father sometimes gave his speech with tears. It was a serious time, and we felt very sorry.
The main event in the ceremony for the 233rd Independence Day was to convey True Parents’ words. True Parents’ words are their victorious achievements through the struggle with Satan in True Parents’ life course. True Parents’ words are the fruits of True Parents’ blood, sweat, and tears, which will play a decisive role in establishing the Peace Kingdom.
True Parents bestowed:
1) True Family- Gateway to Heaven
2) Pyeong Hwa Shin Gyeong (Peace Messages)
3) Family Pledge
4) Original Divine Principle
5) VOC theory
6) Cheon Seong Gyeong
7) World Scripture, in True Parents’ place.
True Father’s special speech was the same speech at the Party Celebrating the Publication of True Parents’ Autobiography on June 1, titled the Rally for the Settlement of the True Peaceful World and the World of True Parent UN.