Friday, July 2, 2010

Saturday Greetings

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 Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

A salute of one gun for each state in the United States, called a “salute to the union,” is fired on Independence Day at noon by any capable military base.

Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home
On the Capitol lawn in Washington, D.C., “A Capitol Fourth,” a free concert, precedes the fireworks and attracts over half a million people annually.

Independence Day fireworks are often accompanied by patriotic songs such as the national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner", "God Bless America", "America the Beautiful", "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "This Land Is Your Land", "Stars and Stripes Forever", and, regionally, "Yankee Doodle" in northeastern states and "Dixie" in southern states. Some of the lyrics recall images of the Revolutionary War or the War of 1812.

      God bless and have a safe weekend


  1. Elaine, wonderful post, I love all the old card images! I could not find any that good! Have a wonderful 4th and thanks for your visit and comment! hugs, Kerrie

  2. Thank you for a wonderful 4th post. All the images were just perfect for the occasion. You did a very nice job. Thanks for the visit to my place.

  3. That really got me in the celebration mood! Thanks!

  4. Happy 4th of July! This was a wonderfully informative post. I also enjoyed seeing your vintage red white and blue patriotic images