Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:01 am

Have a good reflective day, I'll be going to our local cemetery & visiting with our Brothers from the past & then over to Cincinnatus to see what's going on field days wise & watch fireworks tonight. The Cincy Fire Dept. always puts on a good day. All I've got to figure out now is WHEN :) Well I missed the the Cincy fireworks, but only by three days. I gotta get off the hill more often. ;) How many TRUE Patriots are really out here?
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Re: Happy Independence Day

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:30 am

A Happy 4th of July back at you Fred!
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Re: Happy Independence Day

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:50 am

Same thing around here with the fireworks Fred, seems they all picked a secret day & a few canceled because of the dryness. Want to go down to the cemetery of the flags if I can get the company to go along or the wife & I may just go & they can fend for themselves.
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Re: Happy Independence Day

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:22 am

Not so funny story---Been divorced 2 yrs now & after Memorial Day I ran into the EX & asked her if she had done anything as far as rememberance & gratitude went?? her response: " that was your thing" :( The things you learn after being with someone for 20+ yrs??? :( WTF
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Re: Happy Independence Day

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:28 am

freetown fred wrote:How many TRUE Patriots are really out here?


I'm not sure how many Fred, but I'm certain you are one of them :!: Thank you and Samhill ( all differences aside for now) and the other veterans for serving our country :!:
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Re: Happy Independence Day

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:08 am

samhill wrote:Same thing around here with the fireworks Fred, seems they all picked a secret day & a few canceled because of the dryness.


Had a little sprinkle here sometime this morning, hard to miss the fireworks when you have your own. :D I was going to build my own launchers because these are lot cheaper to buy than the cakes and they are LOUD but I didn't get around to it. These have to be loudest consumer fireworks you can get, nearly as loud as 1/4 stick aerial bomb and they have color. I wanted to launch about 20 of them at once for grand finale.

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I also wanted to do the redneck rocket launcher but that I have concerns about because of the space involved, we were supposed to be at my Brothers house where he has the room but plans got changed. You gotta love how this guy has cigarette hanging out of his mouth. LOL

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Re: Happy Independence Day

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:08 pm

Happy Independence Day!

I spent an hour or so reading, and re-reading the Declaration of Independence, pondering how our society has transformed from a fiercely independent & God-fearing populace, to overweight submissive sheep who ban God from all aspects of public display, & cry to their government to serve as their crutch in every aspect of life. That's quite a transformation in 236 years! :shock:

I was imagining what they all went through -- being jailed without due process by a tyrannical king, having officers bully them around at every turn .. and then being FORCED to house & feed them, and being taxed to death without representation, being cut off from trading with the rest of the world - their lives, liberty, and pursuit of happiness stifled ... and then being forced to fight to the death with their brothers for their independence.

Not one of us will ever truly understand what was sacrificed to give us this BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING country, but I have faith that we as a society are slowly waking up, and realizing what has been given to us, and that we must do all we can to preserve this wonderful, AMAZING gift.

I encourage you all to take a moment on this day, to transport yourself back 236 years, and imagine the sacrifice, the toil, & the suffering that was required to create this awesome land - The United States of America.

God Bless you all, and God Bless America!


http://www.hillsdale.edu/constitution/pdfs/00_Declaration_of_Independence.pdf
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Happy Independence Day

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:28 pm

Very good post Smitty.
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Re: Happy Independence Day

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:34 pm

Thanks Sam - and thanks for your service, by the way. 8-)
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Re: Happy Independence Day

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:08 pm

Top 76 Most American Things Ever 8-) :

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/07 ... ings-ever/

Edit to add Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance:

http://www.redskelton.com/PLEDGE.htm
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Re: Happy Independence Day

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:46 pm

Happy Independence Day everyone, thank you to all who have served to provide this for us. Enjoy your holiday, be safe.
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Re: Happy Independence Day

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:13 pm

SMITTY wrote:I spent an hour or so reading, and re-reading the Declaration of Independence, pondering how our society has transformed from a fiercely independent & God-fearing populace, to overweight submissive sheep who ban God from all aspects of public display, & cry to their government to serve as their crutch in every aspect of life. That's quite a transformation in 236 years! :shock:

Well said Smitty :up:
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Re: Happy Independence Day

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:27 pm

No missing fingers but it was a close one...and it wasn't the fireworks at least directly. I fuse everything together with one big long fuse, we had a brief rain while setting up and some of the fuses got wet, It was hit and miss so we had to light some of them individually using a propane torch. Getting right down to the end and my Brother goes to light my favorite one and the dam propane torch caught on fire with flames coming down towards the bottle. He flung it and he got slightly burned, not sure what the cause was but my only guess was it was a bad seal. We had a garden hose there ready so we got it out quickly. Perhaps it was good thing because if that happened in the house...... don't want to go there again. :|
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