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Independence Day 2015

As an American, I feel a special affinity for the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), our national bird and one of our most visible national symbols. 148 more words


Independent Thoughts

I came of age in the post-Vietnam, post-Watergate era. Government was no longer thought of as totally trustworthy, the “American Dream” was called into question, and pledging allegiance to the flag became optional. 557 more words

Life Lessons

Independence Day (and Caturday) 2015

For those of us in the United States, Happy Independence Day! Sinbad is basking in his American freedom. 227 more words


Let Freedom Ring

Kelly Clarkson performs “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama on 21 January 2013.

My Country, ‘Tis Of Thee… 135 more words


Cool Star Wars cosplay in Fourth of July parade!

I spent the morning in Coronado. I’ve always wanted to see their huge Independence Day parade, reputed to be one of the very best in America. 201 more words

Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day! :D

Today marks the 239th year of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Written between the months of June and July 1776, this document was, quite literally, a declaration which announced that the thirteen American colonies considered themselves no longer part of Great Britain, and sought to break away from its rule. 998 more words



I wrote a few days ago about “Liberation Day” and the debt that has been formed because of it, and how that debt has come to take over so much of Chamorro history and consciousness. 437 more words