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.
Happy 4th To All , be safe, don't drink and drive and be merry...and most of all be thankful!
Have a Good One You Guys...
It's Been 4th July 2010 here for the Last 17 Hours already.
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.
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
Those are awesome!
Scary, sad that many Americans today are bent on tossing aside the efforts made by patriots to preserve our independence and freedoms.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
In NZ we even saw a Movie about him called: "The Making of Independence Day!"
To all my friends south of the border have one super duper great 4th of July holiday
Marine Stuns a Tea Party with the Second Verse of the Star Spangled Banner:
http://www.tangle.com/view_video?viewke … fdf96d723e
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!
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
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!
Hey...Happy 4th of July to all my fellow U.S. hubbers, from myself, and on behalf of all the other Canadian hubbers here.
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!
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!
by PrettyPanther 6 years ago
I just wanted to take a moment to say happy day to everyone. I'm posting it here since this is usually where I hang out on the forums. We were planning a BBQ, but with this heat wave, we decided to have salads, cold cuts, fruit and an assortment of beverages.Enjoy Independence Day!
by Lgali 9 years ago
Wish You ALL Happy Canada (July 1st) and US (July 4th) Day:)
by kwade tweeling 7 years ago
Do you remember the reason for the 4th of July holiday?All over the country US citizens are are celebrating the 4th of July. This is a great American holiday with much symbolic content for the nation. Can you summarize why?
by Zsuzsy Bee 10 years ago
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by Mark 7 years ago
What does the 4th of July mean to you?I'm a patriotic person and I want to know what independence day means to you.
by Brenda Durham 5 years ago
From Wikipedia:During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the...
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