The Timelessness of July 4th

SEEMS WE DON’T SAY IT ENOUGH – SO, I’M TRYING TO FIX THAT RIGHT HERE – GOD BLESS THE USA!!!

A 1940’s CELEBRATION WRAPPED AROUND A 1776 WAR SONG

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!

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.

There’s Charleton, Howe and Clinton 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.

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.

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.

We can rant, we can complain and we can thank the troops for giving us the right to do so!  Today we celebrate our country’s birthday, traditional BBQ’s, fireworks, family and friends, we have a day off and have a ball!  – and to whom do we owe it all?  You guessed it_____

 

                                    THE SOLDIER’S POEM

When this is over

And we come home again,

Forget the band

And cheers from the stand;

Just have the things

Well in hand –

The things we fought for.

UNDERSTAND?

_____Pfc C.G. Tiggas

 

 

ONLY A SAILOR

He’s only a sailor on the boundless deep,

Under foreign skies and tropical heat.

Only a sailor on the rolling deep,

In summer rain and winter sleet.

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE!

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4th of July Humor – 

Most Americans will celebrate and enjoy a day off work – some NOT all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Farewell Salutes – 

Donald Bryant – Canton, OH; US Army, Korea, 187th RCT

Anthony Debasio – Newburgh, NY; US Army, WWII, CBI

Alice Fellows (102) – Durham, ME; US Army WAC, WWII

Thomas Garvin – Burlington, KY; US Navy, WWII, PTO

James Hoke – Huntsville, TX; US Army, WWII, ETO, Sgt.

Charles Lapr – Rumford, RI; US Merchant Marines, WWII, Chief Petty Officer

John Roberts – Baltimore, MD; USMC, WWII, PTO, Purple Heart / US Army, Korea

Shane Shanem – UT & NV; US Army Air Corps, WWII

Louis Vetere – Flushing, NY; US Army Air Corps, WWII, PTO, Co. A/675th Artillery/11th Airborne Division

William Woolfolk – Los Angeles, CA; US Army Air Corps, WWII, Korea & Vietnam, Lt. Colonel (Ret.)

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TAKE A MOMENT FOR YOUR NATIONAL ANTHEM – in its entirety!!!

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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, 2019, in Current News, Home Front, Uncategorized, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 154 Comments.

  1. Thank you for your service. My dad & three uncles also fought in WWII. The Declaration of Independence was a declaration of independence from tyranny and oppression. A very gutsy move at the time, given the relative strength of Britain vs the colonies! You might enjoy this post. https://petersironwood.com/2019/07/04/the-declaration-of-interdependence/

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    • Let me clarify first, this blog is about my father, Smitty and the Pacific War he was in with the 11th Airborne Division. I thank you for visiting and taking the time out of your day to read this post. Your link you sent is very good opinion piece, very well written.

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  2. God bless your beautiful country, GP!!!

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  3. Amen-Amein!! 1776-2019 the USA is 243 Years old!! Hallelujah!!

    Love ❤ Always and Shalom, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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  4. I hope, you had a great 4th of July. 🙂

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  5. Powerful and uplifting any day of the year.

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  6. Thank you for the Eagle Gif and 4th greetings at my blog. Great to be public again and interacting with you. Yes, God bless America and grant us that spirit for civil discourse and civil society that will make us United.

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    • So well put, Emily. Yes, you and I have followed each other for quite a while and you were missed. I remember you were the first to do some translating for me!! See – some things I never forget!!

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  7. Belated 4th of July greetings America, the day may be missed but the date will live forever more.

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    • Comparing what we have to some other countries – the spirit of the 4th should be celebrated every day. But instead, we have those that complain not matter what! Their attitude gets lost on me.

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  8. Amen to that, gpcox! And the image of mass texting… LOL

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  9. Home of the free, because of the brave. 🇺🇸

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  10. Mere words aren’t enough sometimes, GP.
    Sure, Americans have some weird customs … and take a few liberties with the language (who else on the planet can’t spell ‘doughnut’, hmmm?) — but some of us actually do appreciate what America is and what its people have done. (Even if you did boot our butt a couple of hundred years ago)(well done, dammit!).

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  11. Happy 4th of July, one day late! (Sorry, I’m a little behind on my blogging.)

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  12. Great Day for all Americans! Congratulations!

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  13. 🇺🇸 I’m sorry this is late, but from a UK gal who often wishes she were actually American, Happy Independence Day 🇺🇸
    Caz x

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  14. Hope you had a happy Independence Day!

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  15. Just wonderful, GP! God Bless America! 🇺🇸

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  16. Happy Independence Day, GP!

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  17. Off topic (for the day) – here’s a fine documentary on the C-47/DC-3
    https://silodrome.com/documentary-douglas-dc-3/

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  18. Thank you for a fabulous post, GP! Have a fantastic July 4th celebration!

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  19. Thank you to all the servicemen and women, and families who have sacrificed and served.

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