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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2520 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.

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User currently offlinealberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2958 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2499 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, 3222 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2414 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."


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7959 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

Going to be in Hilton Head for the 4th 


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User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2405 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2273 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!



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User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2236 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.


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User currently offlineus330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3877 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

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

User currently offlinebwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1380 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

You silly lot

-signed, England.



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User currently offlinetexan From New Zealand, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 4287 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2044 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



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User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4792 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2033 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 exactly 11 years ago today! , 4287 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2020 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, 2843 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Quoting bwest (Reply 7):
You silly lot

-signed, England.

We kissed and made up, we're BFFs now  

Happy 4th to everyone.



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User currently offlinedanielmyatt From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1981 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, 898 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1893 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.



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7959 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

お誕生日おめでとう、アメリカ    

Happy birthday America  



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User currently offlinekpitrrat From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1832 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, 709 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1780 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, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1762 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!



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User currently offlinesolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 859 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1751 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]


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10930 posts, RR: 37
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Happy 4th of July to all who are celebrating!

  



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User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5785 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1695 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



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User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!


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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5549 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1650 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


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