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Happy 4th of July USA!

  1. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    Just wanted to wish everyone in the USA a happy 4th of July. Be safe and don't get your fingers blown off by firecrackers, lol!

    I'm not doing anything, just staying home and listening to the fireworks going off around here, as you can buy them in Florida.

    Anyway happy 4th of July and have a safe one. smile

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    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    Thank you!
    You too! big_smile

  3. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 6 years ago

    Happy 4th! USA Rocks!!!!

  4. Ladybird33 profile image75
    Ladybird33posted 6 years ago

    Happy 4th To All , be safe, don't drink and drive and be merry...and most of all be thankful!

  5. Onusonus profile image86
    Onusonusposted 6 years ago

    No taxation without representation!

  6. Rafini profile image85
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    Happy 4th!

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  7. W. Christopher profile image73
    W. Christopherposted 6 years ago

    Have a happy 4th of July, everyone! smile

  8. Money Glitch profile image87
    Money Glitchposted 6 years ago

    Happy 4th!

    http://i25.tinypic.com/b8rbs3.jpg

  9. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Have a joyous day and remain safe everyone. smile

  10. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    Happy Birthday America!! 

    http://andrewromanblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/happy-birthday-america-3.jpg

    love, light, rebekah

  11. Aficionada profile image92
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    Happy Independence Day!!

  12. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    Have a Good One You Guys...
    It's Been 4th July 2010 here for the Last 17 Hours already.
    Take Care. smile

  13. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Happy Fourth of July - but on our local Boston news last night they did a report about how only 60% of Bostonians between the ages of 18 and 29 know why we celebrate Independence Day.  Having been born and raised in the Boston area (which is not only steeped in history, but, in many ways, leading in the forgetting of it) I thought it might be nice to share not just the celebration of the day, but some of the its meaning.



    http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss156/puzzled11/happy-fourth-of-july.jpg

    http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii124/sugarshorts2u/Holidays/fireworks-2.gif     http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii124/sugarshorts2u/Holidays/MavJuly.gif

    Boston Pops celebrates the Fourth of July
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ9RZxCi … re=related

    The strange story of how John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3Z0v2mc … re=related

    If nothing else, the last (about) 20/30% of this video is very meaningful.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj0ksH2o … re=related

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Those are awesome!
      Thanks.

      Scary, sad that many Americans today are bent on tossing aside the efforts made by patriots to preserve our independence and freedoms.

      1. Lisa HW profile image81
        Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Brenda, I thought twice about adding a "serious spin" to a post about the Fourth of July, but I'm almost more bothered by the idea that so many people are oblivious to the history of their own country and because of it may let those freedoms slip away just out of not really thinking they're important and not knowing what it took out of those aiming to preserve them.  Maybe Boston just has a high percentage of people who don't have a clue, but I'm wondering how many more 18 to 29 year old people across the country don't know what the Fourth of July is about either.  hmm   

        Anyway, for anyone on here who hasn't yet been out celebrating for a couple of hours, or anyone who hasn't camped out in Boston in order to be able to get near the Big Celebration - have a great, fun, day.  smile

        1. Aya Katz profile image88
          Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Happy Independence Day, Lisa. I worry about the ones who do know what it's about, and would not support it, if we had to do it all over again.

        2. timorous profile image91
          timorousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hi Lisa;
          I think you'd find in many countries, including U.S., Canada, and Great Britain, the clueless quotient is rising.  I don't know why this is.  Young people seem rather oblivious to what's going on in the world, either in the past or present.  I guess it doesn't really mean enough to them, or they haven't learned to piece the fragments of info they pick up into a proper relationship that allows for a good understanding of how things work.  Shall we blame lax education standards, or too many entertaining and frivolous distractions?

  14. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    Wow!!

    I Always thought it was a Special Day created as a result of Will Smith's efforts in the US Air Force.

    He is a national hero here too! smile

    In NZ we even saw a Movie about him called: "The Making of Independence Day!"

  15. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 6 years ago

    To all my friends south of the border have one super duper  great 4th of July holiday

    http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Holidays_and_Party/fireworks-074.gif

    Party on http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Drinks/drinking-48.GIF

    1. ediggity profile image60
      ediggityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      In Mexico? Oh, wait, you're probably in Canada.  Now I'm hungry for Taco Bell.

  16. Origin profile image61
    Originposted 6 years ago

    Happy 4th!!! big_smile

  17. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    Happy 4th everyone! Stay cool!

  18. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!

    Celebrate and be safe y'all! smile

    http://www.thedailygreen.com/cm/thedailygreen/images/FA/eagle-flag-010309-lg.jpg

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    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    ............
    Marine Stuns a Tea Party with the Second Verse of the Star Spangled Banner:



    http://www.tangle.com/view_video?viewke … fdf96d723e

  20. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    http://www.crestock.com/images/890000-899999/899438-xs.jpg

  21. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    Happy 4th of July...enjoy it with your friends and family!  and if you don't have anyone close by...just get out there and have some fun with the festivities!

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    pinkyleeposted 6 years ago

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    Hope everyone has a good one and a safe one

  23. Ben Evans profile image75
    Ben Evansposted 6 years ago

    Without a watch,
    only time will construe
    a sense or meaning
    or a life that is true.

    The world spins
    and so do we.
    This earth is not of I
    it is of you and me.

    Is it just senseless march
    to a saddened beat
    or can we find good
    in the sweltering heat?

    There is no need to clap
    or no need to dare
    because within
    we are  simply austere.

    With 30 minutes of  crescendo,
    don't let it pass.
    Our great birthday
    is something that wont last.

    Give someone else
    a slice of your pie
    with a scoop of ice cream
    and without a lie.

    Do something great and love yourself, your country, and your world!

  24. timorous profile image91
    timorousposted 6 years ago

    Hey...Happy 4th of July to all my fellow U.S. hubbers, from myself, and on behalf of all the other Canadian hubbers here. smile

  25. CYBERSUPE profile image59
    CYBERSUPEposted 6 years ago

    Yo Bill,
         Happy Fourth of July to you and yours as well, from the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Home of the Liberty Bell.
         Let Freedom Ring!
    Joe

  26. M.s Fowler profile image60
    M.s Fowlerposted 6 years ago

    I know that I am very late evryone but this is very nice and I hope you all had a good one and you all have beautiful pictures!

 
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