Saturday, July 4, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 4 History Independence Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 4, 2015 Trust your 4th is proving to be a great one and your plans for the 4th are set which include some reflections on the sacrifices Americans made  from Bunker Hill to Yorktown to make the Declaration of Independence in 1776 a reality and plans to avoid the use of illegal fireworks and  the sane use of legal fireworks and as always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances other than the 4th which are somewhat meager, factoids of interest, a  music video by the Lee Greenwood, a relevant quote by John Hancock, looking forward to enjoying some great offerings off the barbecue,  blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
       1. International Cherry Pit Spitting Contest Day—celebrating a great way to use the inedible portion of a favorite fruit; the record is over 60 feet.
      2. National Country Music Day—as polls indicate patriotism in America is at an all time low, probably due to the PC juries in the schools, entertainment media and the news, appropriate to celebrate a music medium that is symbolic of patriotism.          
      3. Today on the 4th and every day this should be our Number One Song—celebrating the iconic song God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood. Before watching the link to the performance of God Bless the U.S.A. grab some tissues:
National Barbecue Day—a great way to celebrate today—fire up the barbecue, forget about the carbon foot print and grill some steaks, fish, franks and corn and enjoy our independence.
        5.  God Doesn’t Make Junk Though Companies May Issue It—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1946 of Michael Milken who made millions in the junk bond market but after serving two years in prison for fraud went on to found the Milken Foundation and donate millions for medical research.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1776 the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence provoking the Revolutionary War.
       b. 1826 former presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died.
       c. 1831 Francis  Smith wrote My Country Tis of Thee for Boston’s Fourth of July celebration.   
       d. 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act which although fought tooth and nail by politicians has exposed more corruption, dishonesty and deception by our government Red and Blue than one could ever imagine.
       e. 2009 after 8 years of closure following the 911 attacks, the crown of the Statute of Liberty was reopened to the public.
Reflections from the man whose signature stands out on the Declaration of Independence like no other: "We must be unanimous; there must be no pulling different ways; we must hang together."  John Hancock As we face more dangers than ever imagined with a government in Washington that seems more dysfunctional than ever, words to live by after 239 years of their issuance.
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