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As I get older I tend to forget certain things which are or should be important. One of them appears to be something significant about today's date.

 

Now the Glastonbury Festival was last weekend.

The Tour de France starts on Saturday.

In ten days time on July 14th it is Bastille Day in France.

But I am sure there is something about today that I should recall but for the life of me I can't think what it is.

Can anyone clue me in ?

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5 hours ago, Bazza said:

Smart Alec

 

5 hours ago, tkdguy said:

It's my sister's birthday.

Congratulations and that is a good reason that this date is special

 

1 hour ago, tombrown803 said:

your alive and can log onto the herogames website?

Yes, this makes sense as well.

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For our old friend bunneh:

 

"On this Independence Day, let us remember the true meaning of the holiday: When a mad tyrant attempted to enrich himself at the expense of his people, they rose up against him and drove him from their shores forever."

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As we all know, at one time, thirteen colonies in North America had been taken, built, and occupied by England's ruthless use of flags!

Fluttered all the time, and gave cruel neener neener neener to those who had to face the fact they were not in control of their own destiny.

But what could possibly stand against the might of a flimsy piece of cloth fluttering over us?

THEN... the Contiental Congress realized the only way to knock the Brits back!

A STERNLY WRITTEN LETTER!

They called it a declaration just to make super DUPER Official, signed it, and sent it off to the King and Parliament.

This so hurt England's feelings their flags shriveled up from the pain of rejection! (Happens to a lot of guys)

France was stunned "Wait? The Americans have learned bureaucracy? I didn't even know they could read and write!"

With their flags neutralized, England tried more agressive tactics and seized our greatest cities...

George Washingon was like "HA...cities are for tourists.. catch me if you can..."

And Nathaniel Green like "English Monkey in the middle!"

ANd England was like "STOP IT! You're not playing the right game!"

And France was like "You mean the game where your guys get trapped in the cities they took and now are surrounded?"

And England was like "YES, thank you, civilized behavior at last and... ooo poop"

And America was like "We're free now... saaay it... no crossing fingers..."

"But I get repaid for this right?" France asked

"Oh..yeah sure, you bet," America said

"Pff, good luck collecting from THESE guys" England snorted, "little ingrates'

And Canada was like "Don't worry, mum, we still love you"

And England was like  "Yes, your'e my favorite now, and I will never ever forget yo.. oooo look, is that Australia?"

And Canada was like "#$#$#$#!"

 

And since then, every July 4th, we Americans celebrate the power of a sternly worded letter!

 

 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, sentry0 said:

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    Greetings from Boston!!!  Home of the Massacre, the good Tea Party,  No Taxation without Representation, Lexington & Concord, John Quincy Adams, Sam Adams, his beer, and the world famous Red Sox!!! 

    And to the former King George let me say once again.... UP THINE SIRE!!!!

 

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One of my favorite songs--almost as old as the nation itself--to celebrate, on this day, the 243rd anniversary of the Unanimous Declaration of the American Colonies that they were now--and of Right To Be--Free and Independent States!

 

 

Hail Columbia, happy land!
Hail, ye heroes, heav'n-born band,
Who fought and bled in freedom's cause,
Who fought and bled in freedom's cause,
And when the storm of war was gone
Enjoy'd the peace your valor won.
Let independence be our boast,
Ever mindful what it cost;
Ever grateful for the prize,
Let its altar reach the skies.

 

Chorus
Firm, united let us be,
Rallying round our liberty,
As a band of brothers joined,
Peace and safety we shall find.


Immortal patriots, rise once more,
Defend your rights, defend your shore!
Let no rude foe, with impious hand,
Let no rude foe, with impious hand,
Invade the shrine where sacred lies
Of toil and blood, the well-earned prize,
While off'ring peace, sincere and just,
In Heaven's we place a manly trust,
That truth and justice will prevail,
And every scheme of bondage fail.

Chorus
Firm, united let us be,
Rallying round our liberty,
As a band of brothers joined,
Peace and safety we shall find.


Behold the chief who now commands,
Once more to serve his country stands.
The rock on which the storm will break,
The rock on which the storm will break,
But armed in virtue, firm, and true,
His hopes are fixed on Heav'n and you.
When hope was sinking in dismay,
When glooms obscured Columbia's day,
His steady mind, from changes free,
Resolved on death or liberty.

Chorus
Firm, united let us be,
Rallying round our liberty,
As a band of brothers joined,
Peace and safety we shall find.


Sound, sound the trump of fame,
Let Washington's great fame
Ring through the world with loud applause,
Ring through the world with loud applause,
Let ev'ry clime to freedom dear,
Listen with a joyful ear,
With equal skill, with God-like pow'r
He governs in the fearful hour
Of horrid war, or guides with ease
The happier time of honest peace.

Chorus
Firm, united let us be,
Rallying round our liberty,
As a band of brothers joined,
Peace and safety we shall find.

 

 

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