04 July 2010

Independence Day 2010

Battles were fought on July 4th somewhere and at sometime - but not the battle for independence in the United States. This holiday was mostly bloodless although years of bloodshed and battle preceded and followed to ensure that independence. The day which the Yanks celebrate commerates the signing and adoption of a statement-The Declaration of Independence. A signing may have happened that day but it seems the historical record also gives some credance that some signatures were added a month later. Nevertheless, this document caused quite a stir.
So the Americans whoop it up, blow up, and grill things.
Want to imagine you were there at the signing of the Declaration- then this MP3 is for you:
You Were There- Declaration of Independence
This is great CBS radio program from the 1950s. Educational and entertaining.

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