Fourth of July Edition

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Fourth of July Edition
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Wed, 07-03-2013 - 8:23am

We're preparing to host the 4th for the first time since the family that usually hosts our party I had had an emergency.

1). When was the last time you read the Declaration of Independence or listened to it read aloud?

2) Did you have to memorize any of the Declaration in school? Did your kids? (Obviously will not apply to those educated outside the USA)

3). Fireworks at your celebration? Fireworks watching?

4). Does your family watch/participate in a parade  or other civic celebration?

5). Your favorite patriotic song or musical piece?  Will you listen to it in the 4th?

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Wed, 07-03-2013 - 10:14am

1). When was the last time you read the Declaration of Independence or listened to it read aloud?

Hmmm...not sure. Not recently.

2) Did you have to memorize any of the Declaration in school? Did your kids? (Obviously will not apply to those educated outside the USA)

Nope, nope.

3). Fireworks at your celebration? Fireworks watching?

Not sure what we are doing yet but we can't buy fireworks by us so we usually go watch a show at our local baseball stadium or ampitheater. 

4). Does your family watch/participate in a parade  or other civic celebration?

Nope, none in our town

5). Your favorite patriotic song or musical piece?  Will you listen to it in the 4th?

I love all the songs they play at the firework shows.

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Wed, 07-03-2013 - 10:11am

I like Greenwood's God bless the USA but I think it's overdone,If I hear it twice in the next couple days I've heard it too much.  America the Beautiful OTOH I can listen to anytime, Lol. 

 


 


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Wed, 07-03-2013 - 10:08am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Probably with my kid who studied it for school, a year or two ago?</p><p>Read above.  And my kids know more than I at this point, even down to the amendments. </p><p>No.  Yes, Maybe, On television. </p><p>I have memories of this as a kid.  We used to take our kids to parades but don't do that anymore.</p><p>America the Beautiful.  I most definately will.</p><p> </p><p> </p>

Ummm, there are no amendments to the Declaration of Independence.  That would be the Constitution.

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Wed, 07-03-2013 - 10:01am

Probably with my kid who studied it for school, a year or two ago?

Read above.  And my kids know more than I at this point, even down to the amendments. 

No.  Yes, Maybe, On television. 

I have memories of this as a kid.  We used to take our kids to parades but don't do that anymore.

America the Beautiful.  I most definately will.

 

 

 


 


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Wed, 07-03-2013 - 9:58am

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p>&lt;&lt;<strong><em>One of my favorite Fourth of July memories is from 1994  - Xh and I were temporarily living in Crystal City, VA. And we took the Metro down to the National Mall on the fourth. And watched the National Symphony Orchestra play (including the National Anthem) on the steps of the Capitol. Once in a lifetime experience.&gt;&gt;</em></strong></p><p><strong><em>What an amazing experience!</em></strong></p><p><strong><em><br /></em></strong></p>

It really was.  They also played a lot of Aaron Copland - whom I have always loved.   I think I've even got pictures of it somewhere.

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Wed, 07-03-2013 - 9:53am

<<One of my favorite Fourth of July memories is from 1994  - Xh and I were temporarily living in Crystal City, VA. And we took the Metro down to the National Mall on the fourth. And watched the National Symphony Orchestra play (including the National Anthem) on the steps of the Capitol. Once in a lifetime experience.>>

What an amazing experience!


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Wed, 07-03-2013 - 9:51am

1). When was the last time you read the Declaration of Independence or listened to it read aloud?

I think it was two years ago, ds2 for school.

2) Did you have to memorize any of the Declaration in school? Did your kids? (Obviously will not apply to those educated outside the USA)

Part of it along with the preamble to The Constitution.  Yes, my kids did as well.

3). Fireworks at your celebration? Fireworks watching?

No, they are illegal in my county.  Idk yet, we have a few parties to attend so there might be some there.

4). Does your family watch/participate in a parade  or other civic celebration?

We have in the past but not this year.

5). Your favorite patriotic song or musical piece?  Will you listen to it in the 4th?

This Land is your Land or American the Beautiful.  Yes and most likely one will be part of the music at church on Sunday.

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 07-03-2013 - 9:47am

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">BeaArthurisMyReligion</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Grapthars-- do you cry during 'Is anybody there?"  just like I do?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Always.  How could you not?</p>

Also, during the John/Abigail duet (the 2nd one).

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Wed, 07-03-2013 - 9:46am

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
<p>Grapthars-- do you cry during 'Is anybody there?"  just like I do?</p>

Always.  How could you not?

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Wed, 07-03-2013 - 9:42am

Dear God I want to turn to drink during "God Bless the USA" ...