The Continential Congress of the New
United States did not adopt a specific
resolution to create a flag until June
14,1777. It was to have 13 stripes,
alternate red and white and the
union be 13 white stars in a blue
field representing a new constel-
lation. Our flag today has 13 stripes
a blue field with 50 stars representing
the 50 states.
The WHITE stripes represent the
original 13 colonies and purity of
intention. The RED represents the
blood shed of the patriots and their
hardiness and courage. The BLUE
stands for perseverance, vigillance
and the seeking of justice.
million dollars in fireworks--of that, $209
million dollars were imported from China.
Most of us celebrate this holiday with parades,
family fun, cookouts/BBQ's. Seventy-six million
Americans said they have taken part in a BBQ
last year. Probably most took place on the 4th.
Chances are you will find steak, burgers, and /
or hot dogs on a grill this year. You may also
find a BBQ chicken. Somes sides are: baked
beans, potato salad/chips, garden salads,
gets to see fireworks! Most cities have
banned the home use of fireworks so
our cities have stepped up to provide
wonderful fireworks shows.
We go to one at a local business park.
Music plays by military bands and
local bands, food is for sale--but
most families bring coolers and
games are played with everyone
waits for the Grand Finale!!!
***31 places nationwide with "liberty"
in their name.
***30 places have "eagle" in their name.
***11 places have "independence" in their
***5 places adopted the name "freedom."
***1 place is named "patriot."
***5 places have "america" in their name.
Two of my favorite places are
MY HOMETOWN: Independence MO
with 110,440 residents.
Liberty, MO with 30,568 residents.
America the Beautiful
God Bless America
Star Spangled Banner
Yankee Doodle Dandy
~Keep on Dreaming~