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    Re: Happy 4th July

    Amen brother. Nice touch there.
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    Re: Happy 4th July

    Amen.

    Happy Independence everyone!!!
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    Re: Happy 4th July

    Happy 4th!

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    Re: Happy 4th July

    Have a good 4th July my friends.

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    Re: Happy 4th July

    What does my 4th of July Consist of? Well as of this morning nothing was going to happen. I was going to sleep until noon take the hour trip to my parents and spend the day with family... fun right?
    : Well I get a call this morning from some friends who want to go to the cliffs (just a fun place with Cliffs, trees.) I call my parents and tell them I will be there around 6 (from where I am currently writing this)... Well It turned out to be an awesome day! There was as much Sam Adams, Heineken, Foster, Budweiser for the Nascar fans and of course my favorite along with Sam Adams.... Killian. I brought my roommate with me who does not drink what-so-ever because I won't touch my keys if I have a sip of liquor. Anyways so countless Brauts, Burgers, and Beers (only a three pack for me) and I was off to my parents. Well now I sit here board as a mole on a 80-year-old man. So I site here lurking and learning. Hope all is well with you July endeavors. HAVE FUN! and BE SAFE!

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    Re: Happy 4th July

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    I received this poem in my e-mail & thought I'd share it. I do not know who wrote it.

    We must never forget who gets the credit for the freedoms we have, of which we should be eternally grateful.




    I watched the flag pass by one day, it fluttered in the breeze.

    A young Marine saluted it and then he stood at ease..

    I looked at him in uniform, so young, so tall, so proud,
    With hair cut square and eyes alert he'd stand out in any crowd.

    I thought how many men like him had fallen through the years.
    How many died on foreign soil, how many mothers' tears?

    How many pilots' planes shot down? How many died at sea.
    How many foxholes were soldiers' graves? No, freedom isn't free.

    I heard the sound of Taps one night, when everything was still.
    I listened to the bugler play and felt a sudden chill.

    I wondered just how many times that Taps had meant 'Amen',
    When a flag had draped a coffin of a brother or a friend.

    I thought of all the children of the mothers and the wives.
    Of fathers, sons and husbands with interrupted lives.

    I thought about a graveyard at the bottom of the sea.
    Of unmarked graves in Arlington. No, freedom isn't free.



    Enjoy Your Freedom & God Bless Our Troops
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    Re: Happy 4th July

    Ooh, there's gonna be fireworks (Fireworks!)
    On the Fourth of July (red, white, and blue!)
    Red, white, and blue fireworks
    Like diamonds in the sky. (diamonds in the sky!)
    We're gonna shoot the entire works on fireworks
    That really show, oh yeah,
    We declared our liberty 200 years ago.

    Yeah!

    In 1776 (fireworks!)
    There were fireworks too (red, white, and blue!)
    The original colonists,
    You know their tempers blew (They really blew!)
    Like Thomas Paine once wrote:
    It's only common sense (only common sense)
    That if a government won't give you your basic rights
    You'd better get another government.

    And though some people tried to fight it,
    Well, a committee was formed to write it:
    Benjamin Franklin, Philip Livingston,
    John Adams, Roger Sherman, Thomas Jefferson,
    They got it done (Oh yes they did!)
    The Declaration, uh-huh-huh,
    The Declaration of Independence (Oh yeah!)
    In seventeen hundred seventy six (Right on!)
    The Continental Congress said that we were free (We're free!)
    Said we had the right of life and liberty,
    ...And the pursuit of happiness!

    Ooh, when England heard the news, (Kerpow!)
    They blew their stack (They really blew their cool!)
    But the colonies lit the fuse,
    There'd be no turning back (no turnin' back!)
    They'd had enough of injustice now
    But even if it really hurts, oh yeah,
    If you don't give us our freedom now
    You're gonna see some fireworks!

    And on the Fourth of July they signed it
    And 56 names underlined it,
    And now to honor those first 13 states,
    We turn the sky into a birthday cake.
    They got it done (Oh yes they did!)
    The Declaration, uh-huh-huh,
    The Declaration of Independence (Oh yeah!)
    In seventeen hundred seventy six (Right on!)
    The Continental Congress said that we were free (We're free!)
    Said we had the right of life and liberty,
    ...And the pursuit of happiness!

    We hold these truths to be self-evident,
    That all men are created equal
    And that they are endowed by their creator
    With certain inalienable rights.
    That among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    And if there's one thing that makes me happy,
    Then you know that it's (ooh)
    There's gonna be fireworks!
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    Re: Happy 4th July

    Such beautiful writing.

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    Re: Happy 4th July

    "Barack" wrote:
    Such beautiful writing.

    What are you doing here, shouldn't you be on a Bears site? Or are you here to re-educate us all?


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    Re: Happy 4th July

    A bit of trivia for the Fourth, but interesting:

    AMERICA, THE BEAUTIFUL

    Every so often a movement is started to make "America the Beautiful" the national anthem instead of "The Star-Spangled Banner," largely because it was not written as a result of a war. The tune is easier to sing and the whole country is praised, not only the flag. Katherine Lee Bates, an English professor at Wellesley College, rode in a horse-drawn wagon up Pike's Peak, a mountaintop-in Colorado in 1893. She saw a view of the mountains that few people saw in those days and was inspired by her glimpse the "spacious skies" and "purple mountains" to write a poem, which became the first verse of the song. The public loved the poem, and Miss Bates was encouraged to set it to music She chose the music of a hymn by Samuel Ward. The words and music travelled around the world, and today Mexico, Canada and Australia sing it with their own countries' names instead of "America."

    Happy Fourth to all!

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