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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Independence Day

Happy 4th of July to everyone. Remember the courage and fortitude that was required 230 years ago to seek out our independence from the British crown. Would we be as resolute and successful today?

Here are some photos to remind us of those days - two historic, 1 from modern cinema... Independence Hall, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) kicking some British butt.

Now, I'm off to go to a small town parade to see some jingoistic displays of the American flag and our military might. That will be followed by 6 hours of slow-smoking a beef brisket and pulled pork, followed by a birthday celebration with friends & family which will include sparklers, bottle rockets, and other assorted fireworks.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler