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USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:13 pm

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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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:35 pm

So I'm guessing when we hit the 250th anniversary mark there will be huge celebrations like in 1976 right ?
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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:46 pm

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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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:44 pm

Going to be in Hilton Head for the 4th 
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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:53 am

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.

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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:02 am

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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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:36 pm

Too bad its on a wednesday......
 
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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:48 pm

You silly lot

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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:47 pm

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!

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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:57 pm

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.
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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:21 pm

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  

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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:34 pm

Quoting bwest (Reply 7):
You silly lot

-signed, England.

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Happy 4th to everyone.
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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:01 am

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.

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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:04 pm

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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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:01 am

お誕生日おめでとう、アメリカ    

Happy birthday America  
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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:35 am

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!
 
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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:05 pm

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

 
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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:01 pm

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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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:04 pm

Happy 4th USA!

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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:10 pm

Happy 4th of July to all who are celebrating!

  
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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:30 pm

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.

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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:45 pm

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!
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RE: USA Turns 236 On 4th Of July

Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:11 pm

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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