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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Birthday to the U.S.A.

Here I am dressed up as Thomas Jefferson!

Independence Day celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The men who signed this document risked everything - treason was punishable by death - to forge our new country. I love the words of the preamble. My mom knows all the words by heart because she learned to sing this song by the Fifth Dimension called The Declaration:



Mom also has a real weakness for musical theater and one of her favorite musicals that was also made into a movie is 1776. So she asked me to share this video from the movie that talks about how the Eagle became our national symbol.



I wonder - if Ben Franklin got his way would we be eating turkey every Thanksgiving?

8 comments:

Sallie said...

Happy 4th Of July! Love the picture. :)

Hope to see you at our Hawaii Party!

Maggie Mae said...

Yoda,

Happy 4th to you too! Enjoy the holiday weekend. Hope to see you the Luau!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Sam said...

Very cool!

Sam

Frankie Furter said...

My Mom PEED in MY Cliner Chair!!!! She kept sayin she was really glad you weren't Geo. Washington, and something about wooden teefs.

Benny and Lily said...

OH MY WORD!!!!! BOL
Benny & Lily

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

If Mom had some 'claret' she'd open that tonight and toast to all of woo!

Happy FoURth!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

JackDaddy said...

We love 1776 too! We've been watching different parts of it on YouTube!!

Yoda_the_Dog said...

If you want to see the 1776 movie, it's coming on July 4th at 2:30 p.m. EDT on Turner Classic Movies (TCM).