July 4th

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While you enjoy your bar-b-ques and fireworks – take a moment to remember the troops that made it all possible for it to happen today.

Happy Birthday, USA  !!!

With thanks to the people at Net Animations.net

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To view my previous July 4th posts, click HERE

And Here!!

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Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance!!  Very Impressive!!

From Doc & CJ at I Married an Angel.

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The USN Topside Brass Band entertained the public in Port Louis, Mauritius with New Orleans rhythms.

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Farewell Salutes – 

James D. Collins III- Sylacauga, AL; US Army Air Corps, WWII, ETO}body returned home

Clay Evans – Knoxville, TN; USMC, PTO  }body returned home4th-of-july-eagle-flag-animation

Walter D. Ehlers – Junction City, KS; US Army, WWII, ETO, D-Day Medal of Honor

Calvin Garber – Rochester, NY; US Army, WWII

Robert Gewinner – Jupiter, FL; US Navy, WWII, PTO, USS Porterfield, TF-38/58, 40mm gunner

Leo Hannan – Anchorage, AK; US Army, Korea, 25th Infantry Div/5th RCT

Betty Johnson – Spokane, WA; US Women’s Marine Corps, WWII Howard Pieper – Holland, MI; US Army, Korea

Aubrey Rushing – Medesto, CA; US Army Air Corps, WWII, PTO, 187th/11th A/B

John R. Smith – Blackwell, OK; US Army Air Corps, WWII, PTO, artillery #############################################################################

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on July 4, 2015, in Current News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 76 Comments.

  1. Beautiful. Would that I could make pictures move. Excellent post.

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  2. Hope you had a great day. Enjoyed listening to the national anthem, which is a great one even to a non American, like me. Also enjoyed the Red Skelton video.

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  3. I watched the Macy’s Fireworks on TV tonight and was in awe. Not of the fireworks, but of all those people being happy and patriotic with song after song about America. They closed by singing “God Bless America” and everyone was singing along. Makes you feel that peace is out there.

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    • I watched part of it as well – 25 solid minutes of fireworks bursting from the river, the NYC skyline in the background, the military band and singing sergeants; even Mr. Lundgren, head of Macy’s, was looking amazed. They did a tremendous job!

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  4. Good point about fireworks triggering PTSD in troops, who have served. I always worry about pets but not people. (Feeling sort of sheepish right about now!!!) Everytime I visit your blog, I learn something new historical fact or become aware, of what those who serve endure. I’d say you are pretty darn cool!

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    • Thank you very much – I hope it adds some gaiety to your weekend and perspective for your readers as to how we got here in the first place. ⭐

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  5. Thanks for the links and the reminder that about the effects of the fireworks on those who have PTSD.

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    • I know hoe rapid fireworks sound. I know kids enjoy them, but they have no idea what happens, especially if you wake up a veteran with that rapid, repeating pop. I’m very glad you enjoyed the post, Mrs P.

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  6. I love it, GP! Happy birthday USA! 😀 ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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  7. Thanks so much for that! Hope you have had a lovely day !

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  8. Have a great weekend! God bless your country!

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  9. Most fitting, GP… God Bless America!

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  10. A wonderful rendition of the national anthem. Happy Fourth of July! ⭐

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    • Glad you enjoyed it. The Red Skelton video is one you might not want to miss. His teacher explains the Pledge of Allegiance – really heart-warming!! Puts things into perspective.

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  11. Happy 4th of July to all our troops and veterans today and everyday. Wishing you Everett a safe and happy 4th.

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  12. Best wishes for a great Fourth of July gp, special best wishes to the American servicemen I had the privilege of knowing in Vietnam, a Great Country and a great example of Patriotism.

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  13. Happy Independence Day GP!

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  14. Perfect addition to the day’s festivities, GP.

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  15. Happy 4th of July!!

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  16. Happy 4th of July, and Happy Birthday America. Thank you GP Cox, for being part of my freedoms here.

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  17. Happy 4th of July. And I’m glad I have become a cyber friend. You have taught me a lot.

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    • I think of the bunch of people that congregate here as a team. When my memory fails or I need to learn something – one you steps up and helps me out. The same goes in reverse. I’m very happy you decided to become a regular and Happy Fourth!!

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  18. My condolences to the fallen men and women. My heartfelt prayers and thanks for those that gave it all.

    Joy to you

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  19. Happy 4th of July! Sadly the U.S. Bases over here have cancelled celebrations as a result of ‘the current situation’. I’m sure they will be celebrating in their hearts. Enjoy your weekend!

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  20. I will remember all our heroes who fought, that we can celebrate today…..Happy 4th of july, have a wonderful independence day weekend o)
    easy rider

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  21. GP Cox, Happy 4th to you too,

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  22. Have an happy and safe Fourth of July!

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  23. Perfect thoughts for today.

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  24. Best wishes to you all from over here in England. Please feel free to celebrate our defeat!
    Have a great day. Pete.

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  25. Happy Independence Day to all. Here in Mauritius the U.S. Ambassador Shari Villarosa organized a cocktail for officials yesterday and today a USN Dixie band will play in Port Louis with fireworks later.

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  26. Perfect statement, GP. Have a good one

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