July 4th

ohioboy

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Location
Ohio
I love that painting of the Continental Congress and the 5 man drafting Committee. I have visited the graves of 11 signers of the DoI.Thomas Jefferson's grave at Monticello was awesome to stand at and take pictures. The Graff house he wrote the Declaration in no longer exists, but a replica stands.

Of course, standing in Declaration Chamber in Independence Hall was beyond thrilling for me. I love Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
 

RadishRose

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Location
Connecticut, USA
 

ohioboy

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Location
Ohio
John Adams, portrayed by William Daniels, envisions the glorious future for the new nation.

Visited his burial site also many years ago, fascinating! His son, John Quincy, buried in the same vault. The only place in the United States where two Presidents and their wives are buried side by side.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6/john-adams

In Quincy also visited the Adams family home, Peacefield, and also the birth homes of both Presidents, called Saltbox houses.
 

SeniorBen

Senior Member
My old neighborhood used to have a lot of backyard fireworks as well as hordes of people who went to the park a block away and set off fireworks until like 2:00 in the morning. Along with that were probably hundreds of scared to death dogs, many of which ran away. The fireworks menace began in mid June and didn't end until the end of July. They had some huge fireworks displays at the park, yet the police never did anything about it. They weren't public shows. Maybe nobody called the police, or maybe they just had other things to do.

My new neighborhood seems a lot quieter. I haven't heard any explosions yet. I hope it stays that way.
 

SeniorBen

Senior Member
In honor of all the help the French provided us during our Revolution, I'll be making French fries this evening! Plus a cheeseburger.

If not for Ben Franklin's persuasive skills and the hatred the French had for the British, we might not have gained our independence.
 

RadishRose

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Location
Connecticut, USA
Let us not forget the two Polish generals who were making their names known by helping ensure the Revolutionary War was a victory for the colonies and even fighting for slavesā€™ freedom.

Casimir Pulaski
Many failed European generals sought to go to America, but Franklin had heard of Pulaskiā€™s successes against Russia and agreed to bring him.


Tadeusz Kościuszko
It was his skill that helped win the Battle of Saratoga, as his defenses disrupted the British advance. The victory at Saratoga turned the tide of the war, and Kościuszko was reassigned to West Point, where his fortifications were praised as some of the most innovative of the period.


Pierogi for supper tonight
 

Ruthanne

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Location
Midwest
I'll be home with my pets. My bird got upset hearing some fireworks last week. She darted out of her cage frantically and flew around. She always flies around here but it was the way she dove out that showed she got frightened. I kept reassuring her that everything was ok. I'll be doing that this weekend too if she gets scared šŸ˜Ø. I'm already tired of hearing fireworks. Lots of them last night.
 

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