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4th of July

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:08 am
by Old Scout
I hope everyone enjoys the 4th. It looks like it could be a bit damp but we will just have to make the best of it I guess. While we are celebrating here is something to remember about why we enjoy this special day.

Don't forget those who paid the price so that we could enjoy this day !

Remember: freedom is never free ! !

Re: 4th of July

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:35 pm
by Kerry Tobin
Snopes lists this as not exactly accurate...

http://www.snopes.com/history/american/pricepaid.asp

Re: 4th of July

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:12 am
by Old Scout
We may never know the accuracy of the information about many things that happened almost 240 years ago, but it does make the point that there were many that went through a lot of suffering just so today people can have a 4th of July party.

Re: 4th of July

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:29 pm
by mystic
What is really sad (and maddening) is when a student brings something like this into the classroom. There are unfortunately people that get a thrill out of intentionally perpetuating distortions like this. I am not talking about Old Scout, he was just a victim of this sort of thing.