June 30, 2010

4th celebrations

We have a wonderful 4th of July celebration in the town of Iowa Falls.5 miles from our town. It is where both Mr.T and I and all our children were born.
It is a 3 day affair with so much to do. We plan on going to the flight breakfast and several other things held at the Bill Riley park.
There are always class reunions and we see people we have not seen since last year.There is a very long parade and fire works at the end of the celebration.
The river is very high and I'm not sure what affect it will have on the river show they plan to have.

In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britian.
I found this explanation for children on line and find it interesting.Read it very carefully.Makes ME wonder how it is any different today.

"Most people in the United States celebrate the 4th of July, but do you know exactly why the holiday is so important to our country? Imagine how you would feel if someone older than you (maybe an older sister or brother) kept telling you what to do all of the time and kept taking more and more of your allowance. That is how the colonists felt in the years leading up to 1776. Great Britain kept trying to make the colonists follow more rules and pay higher taxes. People started getting mad and began making plans to be able to make their own rules. They no longer wanted Great Britain to be able to tell them what to do, so they decided to tell Great Britain that they were becoming an independent country. (To be independent means to take care of yourself, making your own rules and providing for your own needs.)"

Here is a link to read more of the explanation. If a child can read and understand this Adults should be able to read and understand. Tell me how is it any different now? Too many taxes--- too many rules in 1776 and 2010.

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July

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