4. July – Rebildfest – US Independence Day

I would like to introduce Henry Hølm and his lovely wife Maria. In their blogs, you not only learn how they feel about History, but how they show every day their gratitude from Denmark to the Allied countries!
Come visit these two wonderful people and their well-researched web sites!


Rebild feature

Every year, thousands of people gather on July 4th for a celebrating at Rebild Bakker in Denmark to celebrate United States National Day.

Rebild National Park Societywrites on their homepage:

We have been told that the 4th of July celebration in Denmark is the largest outside the USA. We are proud of that. It’s a wonderful tradition that has continued over the past 100 years. It is a testament to the unbreakable friendship that exists between our two nations who share a common appreciation for freedom and democracy. We stand together!

Rebild Lincon Log CabinThe Lincon Log Cabin in Rebild. The first blockhouse was built in 1934. It burned down in 1993, but the following year a new blockhouse was built to replace the old one in Washington State. It was built of timber from 70-250 years old cedar. The house was disassembled and transported to Rebild, where it was rebuilt.


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Posted on July 6, 2020, in Current News, Home Front, Post WWII, Uncategorized, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 56 Comments.

  1. Great to read that another country such as Denmark can take time out to respect and appreciate America, and people still have a bond between both countries.
    Sorry for the late readings of your posts gp, time seems to have gone into a time warp with me at the moment.

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  2. Thank you for sharing the link. I knew nothing of this Dannish connection! The post was quite uplifting to read.

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  3. Terrific choice to share, GP. Off to visit! Hugs.

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  4. Thanks for the link, GP! I had not heard of this additional celebration in Denmark!

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  5. Very interesting! Hope they had a great celebrations. Thank you for information about this great tradition, in Denmark. Michael

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  6. Thanks for posting this. I’m glad to learn that freedom and the United States are appreciated and remembered outside the U.S. Wish our younger generation can emulate them instead of trying to destroy the United States and its history.

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  7. Great to know that people in Denmark realize the importance of their connection to the United States. That is really special as their people contributed so much to our country’s history.

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    • As they travel around Europe too, they seek out Allied graves, make certain they are cleaned up and they pay tribute to them. I hear and read so much bad-talk about the US from Europeans, that these two stand out as being extremely special to me.

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  8. Thank you for sharing this, GP!
    What a wonderful couple! I am so appreciative of what they are doing! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS…I went by and visited their WP site. 🙂

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  9. About a year or so ago I found Maria’s blog, many thanks to you!

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  10. Interesting international post. I didn’t know many Danes went to the USA, I always think about Dutch and Germans and Swedes. Just goes to show you can always learn something.

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  11. A wonderful thank you to these two. So many forget.

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    • That’s the reason I so wanted them to see Americans being grateful to them for caring for our troops’ graves overseas. Unfortunately, I find that very few have gone over to Henry or Maria’s site.


  12. I have some dear friends in Florence, Italy- their family has run a leather business in the heart of the city right on the banks of the Arno at the base of the “old bridge” the Ponte Vecchio for over 100 years — my friend’s father, Paolo Papini, the current generation owner who is near 90 remembers vividly as a young boy, the Nazi occupation and the destruction left when the Germans knew the allies were about to retake the city. They ( the Nazis upon retreat) blew up the bridges( all but the old bridge) and destroyed most businesses. Paolo remembers the American generals riding in on their jeeps to the old bridge— they saw the Papini family trying to sweep up glass and rubble from their store— the general and his aides climbed through the debris and bought leather goods not damaged in the bombing— in an everlasting show of appreciation, the Papini’s fly the American flag outside their store and celebrate July 4th— they have also sent a beautifully personalized tooled leather box to each American President upon election since the war— I wish more Americans understood the importance of the defense of democracy as the Papini’s !!

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  13. Interesting, I did not know about this close Denmark-USA tie. I learned something new today. Thank you!

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  14. Thanks for sharing this optimistic post with us GP. With the holiday shootings and the misinformation spewing about, we could use a Rebildfest here too.

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    • So true, my friend.
      I must say though, I am very disappointed in how few went and visited Henry and Marie. To be honest – I am quite annoyed, they expect everyone to fall all over their posts!
      (sorry again, once more venting and taking it out on you who do not deserve it).

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  15. This is wonderful – and a nice antidote to all the destructive mayhem going on in the U.S. right now. Thank you for posting this, GP!

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  16. I have ‘met’ Henry and Maria online, and they are lovely people. That connection with Denmark must be very strong for the relatives of the early Danish settlers. Great to see it celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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