Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 238th Independence Day America! NYC Fireworks Return to East River.

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” ~~ Erma Bombeck, American humorist, reknown suburban home life newapaper columnist chronicling the ordinary life of a midwestern suburban housewife(mid-1960s - late 1990s); Publisher of 15 books, most bestsellers; On patriotism and Independence Day.

Visit this link The Macys 38th fireworks is moving back to the East River and will light up NYC's Brooklyn Bridge (one of the oldest suspension bridges in the US)!

The last time Macy’s lit up the Brooklyn Bridge with fireworks was nearly two decades ago (July 4, 1995). And check out Google's wonderful interactive doodle.

Happy 238th Independence Day America! Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and safe one.

However you spend it and whatever you do, please remember to not text while driving or while playing with fireworks.

Although President Adams's Independence Day prediction was July 2, the actual date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress, from the getgo, Americans celebrated independence on July 4th, which is the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence. Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. This year marks the 238th Anniversary.

Remarkable coincidence is that both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence who later served as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration.

Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, thus becoming the third president in a row who died on this memorable day. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872, and, so far, is the only President to have been born on Independence Day.

If you happen to be in New York City on July 4th, don't miss Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display on the East River which begins at 9:00pm. This year marks Macy's 38th year celebrating July 4th with fireworks in NYC. More information visit this link at Macys Fireworks return to East River at Brooklyn Bridge!

Visit this link Where to see Macy's 4th of July Fireworks ! by Stephanie.
Visit this link Best Places to Watch Fireworks in NYC

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