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(This entry, originally from July 2004, is reposted for Mudville's Independence Day 2006. The tradition we stared then will continue this year also.)
This project began with a suggestion from Diggs (who's somewhere in the Middle East):
Take some pictures of your town's fireworks and send them to a soldier you know over here from your town. Let them know that back home, people still ooh and ahh when something blows up in the sky, and the kids wait happily in anticipation of the next one.
So this entry is under construction. If you've got Independence Day entries on your blog, please leave a comment below. If you'd like to add a picture to the collection, email it to greyhawk-at-mudvillegazette-dot-com and admin-at-mudvillegazette-dot-com. Please identify the location of the shot.)
(Add your links here - leave comments or e-mail)
More to come...
Here's what the day was like down in Tampa Bay!!!Tammi at July 5, 2004 08:37 PM
Thanks for pulling this together! The Marine Corps Moms had a very enjoyable 4th of July. Here's the link:Deb at July 5, 2004 08:40 PM
Thanks for doing this.Fred Schoeneman at July 6, 2004 12:25 AM
Dusk on the 4th, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Frontier Park.
Post is herePosted by Fûz at July 7, 2004 07:10 PM
Our Boy Scout Troop's week at Camp Rainey Mountain in Northeast Georgia began on the Fourth this year, and we were treated to the most Patriotic celebration I've ever witnessed-made even more so because it was planned by young people who "get it"! The "dueling fireworks" across the lake (timed to a selection of perfect music), reflected in the upturned faces of the youth who are our hopeful future, and those of the adults who volunteer countless hours to lead and teach them. The beginning was the kicker, though...a silent flag ceremony, which ended with a tableau of the flag-raising at Iwo Jima! They held there for several minutes, and there was not a sound, even from excited 11-year-old boys beginning their first week ever at camp. Such is the power and meaning of a single moment, captured on film so long ago- and now acted out by teenage boys in front of a bonfire. So many people don't understand the sacrifices made, or even what they were made for...but there are those of us who strive to teach the next generation. If you had been able to see our celebration, you would know that we have suceeded.
Thank you to all who have served, and especially those who serve now.