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Happy Independence Day Everyone

I love fireworks

Happy Birthday America

Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States.

Today’s quote:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

~ Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

(I have heard tales told, where in the golden olden days students were required to memorize and recite this Address.. but then, I have heard that they were required to learn Latin too.. Today I hear tales that students cannot even read this Address.. Bah. Just musing out loud.)

We here at T4E Headquarters (me, myself, and I) wish you a joyous and safe holiday.

Bonus: The 4th is a great time to get out to one of our National Parks. If you cannot do that, perhaps setting your desktop “wallpaper” to a spectacular image might be a good “second option”. (Some awesome nature photography here.) Public domain Desktop wallpaper from US National Parks

More musing: I would like a holiday from spam.. even if a few spam Comments sometimes do make me laugh..

Tech – for Everyone even has readers on Planet Y-Mmud!

Bonus bonus (just in): a reader sent this in to me just now.

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July 4, 2012 - Posted by | advice, blogging

6 Comments »

  1. Happy Fourth, everyone!

    Because you like fireworks..

    20 Incredible Photographs of Fireworks Reflected in Water

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    Comment by delenn13 | July 4, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      I enjoyed that both as a photographer and as a fireworks fan. Thanks!

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      Comment by techpaul | July 4, 2012 | Reply

  2. Forgot this…..

    FREE! Comfort Keys Lite PC Software with a 100% off Discount Coupon Code – Perform Routine Actions with a Click or Hotkey

    “Comfort Keys Lite lets you perform routine actions in just a click, eliminating the need to drill through menus or engage in repetitive tasks. With Comfort Keys Lite, you can launch programs with a single hotkey, or instert predefined text chunks using either hotkeys or a template manager. It’s completely customizable to your needs – just record your keypresses as macros and play them back on demand. Bonus features include an on-screen keyboard, plus managers for templates and clipboard contents.”

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    Comment by delenn13 | July 4, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      Interesting .. One for the Power Users?

      (Folks, did you know? Ctrl+D is the new Alt+Tab?)

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      Comment by techpaul | July 4, 2012 | Reply

  3. Yes, I recall having to memorize the Gettysburg Address.Plus the the Preamble to the Constitution..

    “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

    Preamble to the United States Constitution – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Comment by delenn13 | July 4, 2012 | Reply


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