4th of July

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by von Poop, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    THAT is the patriotic song the WWII generation knew best. Everyone knew Kate Smith, and they had all heard her sing this on the radio. Late in 1944 when US POWs were suffering under the Japs in the Philippines, they looked up and saw the B24s in the sky and they knew that mean that Mac was getting close and that they would live to be liberated. "God Bless America" was the tune they hummed softly to celebrate.
  2. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member Patron

  3. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    We also took Shatner and Pam Anderson. Without complaining. But send us a good one sometime, huh, Canada? We're starting to feel like that distant relative you give a fondue pot or an unwearable sweater to every Christmas.
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  4. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member Patron

    This is a fireworks stand in South Carolina, a going out of business sale of sorts. I'm almost positive that beerses and doobies were involved. "Hey dude, watch this, whoooooo hooooo dang ruuuuuuuuuun".... USA!!!! USA!!!! USA!!!!

  5. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member Patron

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  6. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    If Pedro's South of the Border ever went up I think we could see the mushroom cloud from here in Boston.
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  7. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member Patron

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  8. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA


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  9. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    A friend posted this picture of her mother on Facebook today. I remember Georgette well. I worked with her on my first job during high school. She was a sweet lady and always treated me well. The 4th of July parade went right by their house.

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  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    where were the airports located in 1776?
    I have an old map but cant find them
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  11. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    The Star Spangled Banner is a wonderful song - much better than God Bless America imo.
    We learnt it at school during history class. Also the Marseillaise.
    I can still sing it - not like Marvin Gaye though.
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  12. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

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  13. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Independence Day the Continental Army "took over the airports" from the British during the American Revolutionary War in 1775.
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  14. Juha

    Juha Junior Member

    They were probably so secret that they were not shown on maps.
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  15. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member Patron

    In the olden days, the airports were usually located near the bus and train stations.
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  16. kopite

    kopite Member

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  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Happy 4th July to our American members.

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  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Commiserations to our American members for your detachment from Her Britannic Majesty.

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  19. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

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  20. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Could we borrow the Queen for a while?

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