Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July  
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

Here in the USA, 4th of July (Independence Day) celebration is around the corner -- this Wednesday. Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain took place on July 4, 1776.

Happy 4th of July, America. And, Happy 4th of July, citizens of America. And, Happy 4th of July, Airliners.net community.

Fireworks!
ohhs & ahhs
hugs
shoulders sigh
dreary eyes


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Malcolm J.Bezzina




Airliners.net of the Future
22 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinealberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2921 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

So I'm guessing when we hit the 250th anniversary mark there will be huge celebrations like in 1976 right ?


short summary of every jewish holiday: they tried to kill us ,we won , lets eat !
User currently offlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Every year, our family reads the Declaration of Independence on the 4th. I can still hear my grandfather's voice reminding us, "Don't ever take for granted the freedoms you have."


14 year airliners.net vet! 2000-2013
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7639 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Going to be in Hilton Head for the 4th 


我思うゆえに我あり。(Jap. 'I think, therefore I am.')
User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2405 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2184 times:

Quoting zrs70 (Reply 2):

Every year, our family reads the Declaration of Independence on the 4th. I can still hear my grandfather's voice reminding us, "Don't ever take for granted the freedoms you have."

  

My family also reads the D.o.I. and my boss always shoots out an e-mail reminding us all of what the day means. As a first generation immigrant, my family spends more time thanking friends that have been a part of our lives for the sacrifices their ancestors made so that my family could move here and have true opportunity.

May Freedom Ring!



Don't Tread On Me!
User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1638 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

Such a wonderful day! I'm overseas for a vaca but I made sure my return leg was on the 3rd so I can be home for this amazing day and all of the celebrations associated with it.


Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist
User currently offlineus330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Too bad its on a wednesday......

User currently offlinebwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1370 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

You silly lot

-signed, England.



I love my Airport Job! :)
User currently offlinetexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4278 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

Happy Independence Day (a day early, but still)! A group of my workmates, friends, associates, and I will head down to the Chicago Bar on Wellington's waterfront where they are having a special on Budweiser and hot dogs. And watching baseball. And playing music. And gawking at muscle cars. For lunch. Should be great!

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4636 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Quoting texan (Reply 8):
Budweiser

No longer as American as it once was.

I am going to party it up at some friend's with some Yuengling, Samuel Adams, and some outdoor grilling.



Older than I just was ,and younger than I will soo be.
User currently offlinetexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4278 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

Quoting casinterest (Reply 9):

I'd rather have Rogue or just about anything other than Budweiser, but it's ok to do it for a day. Even if they aren't as American as they used to be. Plus it is what the bar has put on special  

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

Quoting bwest (Reply 7):
You silly lot

-signed, England.

We kissed and made up, we're BFFs now  

Happy 4th to everyone.



The beatings will continue until morale improves
User currently offlinedanielmyatt From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

Despite being a Brit, I'm currently living in the Boston, Ma area and I will be indulging fully in all the festivities to be had in and around town, despite it basically being a celebration of kicking our arses.

This will be my first 4th of July in the states ever, so I'm quite looking forward to it, even though over-patriotism normally gets in my nerves from any country including my own.

Anyway, happy birthday USA, you do have a wonderful country here, irrespective of government, politics, war, religious differences etc.

Thanks,
Dan


User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 893 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Happy Birthday to the USA. A wonderful country that I have enjoyed many, many trips to.

I'm honoured to share my birthday with such a wonderful country.

Best wishes to all in the USA on the 4th of July.



Flown on: A306 A319/20/21 A332 B732/3/4/5/7/8 B742/4 B752 B762/3 B772/W C152 E195 F70/100 MD-82 Q400
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7639 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

お誕生日おめでとう、アメリカ    

Happy birthday America  



我思うゆえに我あり。(Jap. 'I think, therefore I am.')
User currently offlinekpitrrat From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1743 times:

Happy 4th!

Hopefully the rain holds off tomorrow! I was not too excited to see the 4th fall on a Wednesday on the calendar, however now that it is here I am sort of happy it breaks up the week into 2 "Mondays" and 2 "Fridays"....   

Some not so obscure trivia...Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4, 1826 and although they disliked one another once their political beliefs took them in different directions following the signing of the DOI, they became friends later in life. Rumor has it that Adams last words on his death bed were "Thomas Jefferson still survives," yet, Jefferson had already passed hours earlier at his home in Monticello.

Hope everyone has a good holiday! Be Safe!


User currently offlineAeri28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

Who could ever forget Prince Poppycocks patriotic salute to America a few years ago on America's Got Talent!

http://youtu.be/Cf2yI8lXe6w?t=1m20s



User currently offlineDano1977 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Jun 2008, 499 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 11):

Technically speaking, America and Great Britain didn't become "BFF'S" until after the war of 1812 and the treaty of Ghent was signed.

Unfortunately, the war of 1812 wasn't really taught when i was at school, as it is seen as a distraction compared to the Napoleonic War.

Anyways.... Happy 4th July!



Children should only be allowed on aircraft if 1. Muzzled and heavily sedated 2. Go as freight
User currently offlinesolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

Happy 4th USA!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=tssExRkD6Ac

What a voice! *better than Roseanne Barr´s version*
May she rest in peace  

//Mike      

[Edited 2012-07-04 09:12:38]

[Edited 2012-07-04 09:25:50]


Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10901 posts, RR: 37
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

Happy 4th of July to all who are celebrating!

  



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5627 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1606 times:

Happy Birthday America!!!

The parade just went by my street and now we going to a neighborhood party next door! Beer, brats, hamburgers, and everything. It's gonna be great (heck it already is)!!

And to everyone else everywhere I hope your day is a good one.

Tugg



I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1638 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!


Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist
User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5486 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

Happy birthday Uncle Sam! Though we may have our issues I'm still proud to be a US citizen! Anyone remember our cheesy over the top Bi-Centenial? Superfly, if you could go back in time, you should set the way back machine to 1976 July 4 you'd be in red, white and blue polyester heaven! I remember Bi-Centenial toilet paper and cat food. Plus a whole lot more over the top advertising. Kitschy


I'm Zippyjet & I approve of this message!
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
A Free And Peaceful 4th Of July! posted Sun Jul 4 2010 00:54:51 by MadameConcorde
4th Of July Fireworks Thread posted Wed Jul 5 2006 06:10:01 by ThereAndBack
Your 4th Of July Weekend posted Fri Jul 1 2005 17:05:25 by AGC525
Happy 4th Of July To My Fellow Americans posted Sat Jul 3 2004 21:41:45 by Clipperhawaii
4th Of July Factoids posted Thu Jul 1 2004 16:39:28 by VSLover
Typical Food For The 4th Of July? posted Mon Jun 28 2004 15:36:27 by KEESJE
Happy 4th Of July To Our American Friends! posted Thu Jul 4 2002 10:53:52 by Ryanb741
Biggest 4th Of July Celebrations posted Sun Jul 1 2001 05:50:06 by PanAm747
LHMark Is Getting Married On The 16th Of July! posted Tue Jul 12 2005 17:55:43 by Cumulonimbus
What I Did On Vacation Over July 4th posted Sun Jul 7 2002 04:48:08 by TechRep