Ender

Independence Day

  
By:  Ender  •  Talk and Dialogue  •  one month ago  •  33 comments

Independence Day

A busy holiday weekend. A time of cookouts,

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get togethers

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and fireworks.

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Should be a time of pride and celebration. I know some people may not see it right now yet one thing we should have leaned about freedom is that is has to be fought for. It is not easy to get or maintain.

I want everyone out there to enjoy the weekend. No matter what one does or doesn't do, remember, we are all a part of this great nation.

So rise up children. Let your voices sing unto the world, Let Freedom Ring.

So I am setting this as a basic free for all. Post what you want, what you think, what you see.  Video, picture, story. Post your pride!

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Ender
Professor Principal
1  author  Ender    one month ago

What the...

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Ender
Professor Principal
2  author  Ender    one month ago

For those that have not seen it, fireworks, by Ender and Co.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Professor Guide
2.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Ender @2    one month ago

yeah... we can't do that or we might burn down for a third time in 4 months lol. '

Happy 4th everyone!

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
3  author  Ender    one month ago

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
4  author  Ender    one month ago

 
 
 
Thomas
Sophomore Guide
4.1  Thomas  replied to  Ender @4    one month ago

Now that is some serious property damage 

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
4.1.1  author  Ender  replied to  Thomas @4.1    one month ago

I just now got that. Man I am slow....

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
5  Split Personality    one month ago

The homes on the other side of the street separate us from the lake and the park

where they used to have fireworks and concerts but none since COVID.

We will have to settle for the PBS concert from Washington D.C.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
5.1  author  Ender  replied to  Split Personality @5    one month ago

We usually park on the beach. People all over the beach set off fireworks. Plus you can see the city firework shows. Usually two of them. The Biloxi one and the Gulfport one.

I am probably not going to do anything this year though.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
5.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @5.1    one month ago

We do our own

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
6  author  Ender    one month ago

One thing if I stay at home, I will be stuck with the dogs. They hate fireworks...

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Ender
Professor Principal
7  author  Ender    one month ago

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
8  author  Ender    one month ago

What the hell....Hahaha

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Professor Guide
8.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Ender @8    one month ago

Oh my fucking god.... "I'm American, I speak American" 

Did I really volunteer to sacrfice my life for some retard like that?  I know it is the Onion but at this point I have to assume it is based on a real kid. Probably in Alabama.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Professor Guide
9  Thrawn 31    one month ago

No fireworks in northern arizona you assholes, I don't wanna have to deal with a 3rd wildfire in 4 months!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
10  devangelical    one month ago

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
10.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  devangelical @10    one month ago

Will last forever as being one of the most iconic, brilliant, creative electric guitar performances of all time.

 
 
 
Revillug
Freshman Guide
10.1.1  Revillug  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1    one month ago

At the time, it was the musical equivalent of burning the flag.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
10.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Revillug @10.1.1    one month ago

Maybe so, but....

"O say, does that star spangled banner yet wave
O're the land of the free and the home of the brave?"

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
10.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Revillug @10.1.1    one month ago

it did stick the fascists to the ceiling for a few years. they shit themselves if you had flags on your clothes too. I'm surprised a few of them here still don't mention it here...

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
11  author  Ender    one month ago

Don't know how true yet interesting...

10 Facts About Independence Day

We’ve compiled some fun facts about Independence Day that you can use to impress your friends while watching fireworks and celebrating America’s birthday.
  • Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on a “laptop” – that is, a writing desk that could fit in his lap.
  • Jefferson changed the wording of the Declaration of Independence from “the pursuit of property” to “the pursuit of happiness.”
  • John Adams and Jefferson, both signers of the Declaration of Independence, died on July 4, 1826. James Monroe also died on July 4 th   in 1831.
  • Only two people actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 – John Hancock and Charles Thompson.
  • Congress declared July 4 th   as an official holiday in 1870 as part of a bill to officially recognize other holidays, including Christmas.
  • At 27, Thomas Lynch, Jr., was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence; Ben Franklin, age 70, was the oldest signer.
  • The oldest, continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States is the 4th of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island which began in 1785.
  • The   Pennsylvania Evening Post   was the first newspaper to print the Declaration of Independence.
  • Americans began observing the Fourth of July as early as 1777 with a celebration in   Philadelphia   that included a parade, a thirteen-shot cannon salute, and fireworks.
  • Eight of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were born in   Britain.
 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
11.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Ender @11    one month ago

Some new and interesting facts for me, thanks.

 
 
 
Revillug
Freshman Guide
11.2  Revillug  replied to  Ender @11    one month ago
Jefferson changed the wording of the Declaration of Independence from “the pursuit of property” to “the pursuit of happiness.”

That was at the suggestion of Ben Franklin, no?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
11.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @11    one month ago

I grew up in Indiana County,, PA. It got the the name from the town that a signer of the DI named for the Indians that lived there. That man was George Clymer. There's also a small town outside of Indiana that was named for him

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
11.3.1  author  Ender  replied to  Trout Giggles @11.3    one month ago

Born here in MS and always visited and now live here yet I actually grew up in MD. During things like 4th of July, the neighborhood and families would all get together and throw like a big block party except held at different houses. We held them at our house a lot of times.

We got to run around and set off fireworks.

When we got older, we learned how to sneak beer from the kegs they use to set up.

 
 
 
Thomas
Sophomore Guide
12  Thomas    one month ago

Happy Fourth, all y'all 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
13  Perrie Halpern R.A.    one month ago

My favorite for Independence Day. John Adams doubting the vote will go for independence the night before the vote. The words to this song, comes from the actual letter that he wrote to his wife Abigal as this day approached.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
14  Drinker of the Wry    one month ago

If here now, John Adams would once again observe that Congress has done nothing for the last year but "Piddle, Twiddle, and Resolve".

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
14.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @14    one month ago

A most excellent reply and he would be right!

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
15  author  Ender    one month ago

Don't look up: no fireworks for some cities on US independence holiday

F ireworks buffs in some US cities are in for a dud of a July 4 holiday as supply chain disruptions deny them the traditional pyrotechnic shows lighting up the summer sky, industry representatives said Sunday.

Displays have been canceled in cities across the United States, including Phoenix, Arizona; Sacramento, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota and College Park, Maryland.

Steve Houser, president of the National Fireworks Association, said on CNN: "I think a lot of the really big shows, the companies are obviously working very hard to keep those open because they draw such a level of attention. You know, things like Washington, Chicago, New York." 

"A lot of the mid-market sizes... they're the ones that are suffering, I think, the most."

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
16  author  Ender    one month ago

What is wrong with google....

I remembered a clip of a kid that was standing and showing pride. It was like on the 4th or something. So I typed into google kid showing pride and every single response that was up was about gay pride.

So then I typed kid showing pride on the 4th of July and it still only showed gay pride.....

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
17  author  Ender    one month ago

A childhood memory.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Expert
18  magicschoolbusdropout    one month ago

Let your voices sing unto the world, Let Freedom Ring.