4th of July – 1940’s Style +

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A 1940’s CELEBRATION WRAPPED AROUND A 1776 WAR SONG

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!

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Even children became involved.

HARK, hark the sound of war is heard,
And we must all attend;
Take up our arms and go with speed,
Our country to defend.

Our parent state has turned our foe,
Which fills our land with pain;
Her gallant ships, manned out for war,

Come thundering o’er the main.

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There’s Charleton, Howe and Douglas too,
And many thousand more,
May cross the sea, but all in vain,
Our rights we’ll ne’er give o’er.

Our pleasant homes they do invade,
Our property devour;
And all because we won’t submit
To their despotic power.

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Then let us go against our foe,
We’d better die than yield;
We and our sons are all undone,
If Britain wins the field.

Tories may dream of future joys,
But I am bold to say,
They’ll find themselves bound fast in chains,
If Britain wins the day.

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Husbands must leave their loving wives,
And sprightly youths attend,
Leave their sweethearts and risk their lives,
Their country to defend.

May they be heroes in the field,
Have heroes’ fame in store;
We pray the Lord to be their shield,
Where thundering cannons roar.

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Island of Broad Channel, NY - Smitty's hometown.

Island of Broad Channel, NY – Smitty’s hometown.

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Land and Flag that I love

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZBTyTWOZCM

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.

From: Mike Sinnot

From: Mike Sinnot

i284284747_72578Please remember that fireworks can also spark PTSD reactions in some of the wounded troops.  Be considerate. Thank you. 

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FOURTH OF JULY HUMOR ? – 

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FAREWELL SALUTES – 

Gerald Ackley – Kane, PA; US Army, WWII, 261 Infantry/65th Division, Sgt.

Thomas Bailey – Wilmington, DE; US Army, WWII, ETO, 65th Div. Chaplain

Willis McKinney – Morganton, GA; US Army Air Corps, WWII, piloteagle-flag

John Norkus Sr. – Brooklyn, NY; US Army, WWII, PTO

Robert Poulin – New Bedford, CT; US Army, WWII, ETO, 10th Armored Division

Charles Robinson – Tulsa, OK; US Army Air Corps, WWII, PTO, 187th/11th Airborne Division

Paul Sandacz – Catonsville, MD; US Army, WWII, Engineer Corps

Wayne Twito – Bloomington, MN; USMC, WWII, Korea, pilot

Serina Vine – Berkley, CA; US Navy WAVE, WWII, radio intelligence

John Wilmott – Huntington, NY; US Army Air Corps, WWII, pilot/ US Coast Guard & Navy, Korea, Vietnam

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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 3, 2016, in Home Front, Uncategorized, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 132 Comments.

  1. Those memes say it so well don’t they?

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  2. Belated wishes for your Independence day gp.
    The poetry had me intrigued with its wording, till I read A 1776 War song
    I couldn’t understand the anti British element, or did I read it wrong mate?

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  3. Hi, thanks for the memories of the 40’s, all I remember really is that we bought firecrackers with our allowance and my parents allowed us to go out a shoot them off, but not too early in the AM, then we went to a parade, speaches in the center of town, and then a picnic in the park. And then if there were any fire crackers left, we got to shoot them of when we got home. All with supervision of course or at least instructions on what not to do. We were lucky, no injuries in our family, at least that I remember Thanks for a fun reminder of when life was simple for us kids.

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  4. A weel deserved great tribute to all that men

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  5. Have a grand and happy safe Independence Day, GP! be safe my friend. ‘o)

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  6. Reblogged this on Random Ramblings; Myriad Musings and commented:
    4th of July celebration…vintage-style! Thanks to a Pacific Paratrooper for these classics.

    I also wanted to post the lyrics to the song that I deem the most ‘patriotic!’ Apologies if I screwed up the lyrics…I wrote them as I recall from singing the song in kindergarten.
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    GRAND OLD FLAG

    You’re a grand old flag, you’re a high-flying flag
    And forever in peace may you wave
    You’re the emblem of the land I love
    The home of the free and the brave
    Ev’ry heart beats true for the red, white, and blue
    And there’s never a boast nor a brag
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot
    Keep your eyes on the grand old flag

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  7. A great tribute GP, and I love all the great old graphics. Have a great holiday. ~James

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  8. Great post! Happy 4th!

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  9. Wishing you a very loving, patriotic 4th of July! Hope all is super with you ❤

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  10. Thanks so much, GP, for this proud and patriotic post on our nation’s birthday, and for your continued spirit throughout the year.

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  11. Reblogged this on PenneyVanderbilt and commented:
    Yes, 4th of July has always been important

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  12. OH! So loving the images!
    Happy 4th!

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  13. Wonderful post, GP. I opened it up and “boogie woogie” starts going through my head! Love all the pictures, the poem, and the humor! 🙂

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  14. I love this post for Independence Day. It’s very unique and wonderful.

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  15. A Happy 4th July to you.

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  16. Yes, Happy Birthday to everybody in the good old US of A. Even the British weather has perked up a little for your special day!!

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  17. Happy 4th of July to all in the States.

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  18. Happy safe fun 4th to everyone!
    I am ever grateful to live in America! And very grateful to all the men and women who have helped America be free!
    Stars and Stripes-HUGS!!! 🙂

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    • I’ve often thought how lucky I was to be born here. When you think that there are billions of people in the world – what were the odds that I’d land here? Happy Fourth!

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  19. Happy 4th of July, Everett! Great post as usual. Thinking of all those deployed that work to keep us free.

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  20. Happy 4th. Home of the free because of the brave. Thanks.

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  21. Love the veggie burger idea😄. Happy 4th of July!

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  22. Have a happy 4th GP! 🙂

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  23. splendid!

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  24. I hope you enjoy the 4th. Thanks for reminding us during the year, how we maintain our independence.

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  25. That Crabby Road comic is hilarious. I think I’ll try it.

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    • Hey – it would work on me, that’s for sure. The only veggie burger I’ve had and enjoyed, had so much other stuff on it that the fact the burger was vegetables was useless!!

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  26. You do an awesome job of finding some new tidbit of history to share with us each 4th of July. This was great!

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  27. Happy 4th, GP. I’m not much for blind patriotism. But when I read your posts about WWII, and the sacrifices and suffering of our military members, and reflect on the value of the freedoms their sacrifices preserved, if helps generate a patriotism that means something to me. So thank you for all those posts.

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  28. I enjoyed the vintage verse, very nice.

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  29. Thanks for keeping our American spirit alive through your posts.

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  30. Happy, Happy 4th of July, gp

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  31. Happy 4th of July! I hope you and your family have a great day tomorrow!

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  32. Happy 4th to you and always love the cartoons you post!

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  33. I love this post! The old pictures, images, and poem really provide a wonderful sense of what the 4th was like in the ’40s. Have a wonderful holiday week-end.

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  34. Have a great Fourth of July!

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  35. Happy Fourth, Everett. Baseball, parades, flag waving–love it.

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  36. Happy Fourth GP. Great post.

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  37. A happy 4th of July to you and your family, Everett.
    (Not that it means anything here. We lost!)
    From a gloomy and damp England, my best wishes to you, and all your American readers. Pete.

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  38. I believe it was an American who famously said—

    “The price of Freedom is eternal vigilance”

    —semper vigilans.

    For myself: Thank you, America …

    … and stay vigilant. Some things are just too precious to lose.

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  39. Nice series.
    I hope you too have a wonderful 4th.

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  40. Have a wonderful 4th of July!

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