Category Archives: 4th of July

President Obama’s Weekly Address: 7/4/09

On the 4th of July, Overcoming Americas Challenges

The President recounts Americas great history of overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges, and pledges to lead America in continuing that tradition. Focusing on creating a clean energy economy, comprehensive health reform, and revitalizing an education system in need of change, the President pledges not to leave these decades-old problems to yet another generation to solve.

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Happy Independence Day

The Fourth of July is a day that is usually a time when families get together for sunshine hot dogs, fun, and fireworks. Every American regardless of race, sex, income, and political party celebrates the day that the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, spurring the start of the American Revolution.

Like many other national holidays, the meaning can often be lost in the festivities. And so it is up to each of us to, in the words of Jefferson, “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”

The American system of government, with the Founding Father’s emphasis on “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” has inspired almost every country in the world to rise up and take control of their own destiny. Constitutional Republics have spread throughout Europe, and just this year fellow freedom fighters as far away as Iran and as near to us as Honduras are standing up for their own independence much like our Founding Fathers did more than two centuries ago.

This is America’s lasting legacy. Before 1776, only two Constitutional Republics even attempted to bring any form of freedom and liberty to mankind: The Greek and Roman Empires. But the people of these great nations became apathetic, not realizing, as John F. Kennedy wisely warned, “Complacency is the jailer of freedom.”

So, while the Fourth of July has become a day of festivities (celebrating if nothing else, a day by the pool or at the beach), what Americans really are observing is the fact that a relative handful of courageous citizens lit a flame of liberty and installed a form of government that has governed over unprecedented prosperity and individual liberty. And even today, “the glow from that fire can truly light the world.”

Bill Wilson – The Daily Grind

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President Obama & Disney’s Hall of Presidents

This time last year my family and I were down in Disney World celebrating the 4th of July holiday, we had a great time.

One of the few attractions that we missed seeing however was the Hall of Presidents. I just don’t know why we never made it to such a classic Disney attraction.

Recently the Hall of Presidents underwent a face lift while it prepared for the addition of President Obama.

As Disney’s Hall of Presidents prepares for its grand reopening this weekend, a watch a behind-the-scenes video as President Obama tapes the audio for the debut of his life-size animatronic figure.

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Happy 4th of July

I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July this year and I hope that you will enjoy my little SchoolHouse Rock tribute to our Nation.

God Bless America !

No more Kings

Fireworks

Shot heard around the world.

The Preamble

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Happy 4th of July

I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July this year and I hope that you will enjoy my little SchoolHouse Rock tribute to our Nation.

God Bless America !

No more Kings


Fireworks


Shot heard around the world.


The Preamble

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Faces of the Fallen

This week as we prepare to celebrate our great nation’s 232 birthday it is import that we all remember the “Faces of the Fallen” those men and women, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our Country.

With the passing last week of New Jersey’s own Dwayne Kelley of South Orange, a Detective Sgt. 1st Class with the NJ State Police and an Army Major, who was on his third tour of duty in Iraq, and Army Capt. Gregory T. Dalessio of Cherry Hill,  it just brings to mind the senseless loss of life that we all must endure and never forget.
With their deaths it marked the 4,11o Th. military causality since 2003 in the Iraq War. 
Click on the headline to see the other Faces of the Fallen

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Faces of the Fallen

This week as we prepare to celebrate our great nation’s 232 birthday it is import that we all remember the “Faces of the Fallen” those men and women, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our Country.

With the passing last week of New Jersey’s own Dwayne Kelley of South Orange, a Detective Sgt. 1st Class with the NJ State Police and an Army Major, who was on his third tour of duty in Iraq, and Army Capt. Gregory T. Dalessio of Cherry Hill,  it just brings to mind the senseless loss of life that we all must endure and never forget.
With their deaths it marked the 4,11o Th. military causality since 2003 in the Iraq War. 
Click on the headline to see the other Faces of the Fallen

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