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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Two Hundred and Thiry Years of Independence!!!



Happy Fourth of July, everyone!!!

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Visit the White House Independence Day site here.

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CONCORD HYMN

Sung at the Completion of the
Battle Monument, July 4, 1837


By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept,
Alike the Conqueror silent sleeps,
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone,
That memory may their deed redeem,
When like our sires our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, or leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and Thee.

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A little July 4th Schoolhouse Rock treat via YouTube



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