July 4th

ohioboy

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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

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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.
 

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