Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy Birthday, America !


It's that time again, time to celebrate America's birthday. The 232nd birthday this time around. We may be getting older, and things may be a bit tough right now in some regards, but the fact is that the United States of America is still the greatest nation in the history of the planet Earth. We all remain privileged to live in the most free nation in our world's history, and we should all feel happy to celebrate the birth of our nation. Over two centuries ago, our founding fathers fought for their independence from tyranny and oppression, and we all benefit from their collective vision, their sacrifices, their wisdom, and their foresight. This year Philly will celebrate with various activities in the Independence Hall historic area beginning at 10am. There will be a 4th of July parade downtown from 7:00-8:30pm, which will culminate with a concert by John Legend at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The concert will be followed by the annual city fireworks display right there at the Art Museum. Beginning at 7pm, ABC will cover all of the festivities of the Welcome America! celebration here in Philly. The Phillies return home from a long road trip for a game on Friday night on WPSG (channel 16 on standard TV), and following the game there will be specials airing on Summer in Philly and the National Constitution Center. NBC will carry the Macy's fireworks display starting at 9pm on Friday night, and CBS will have the Boston Pops fireworks spectacular beginning at 10pm. Of course, there is plenty of action down the shore as well. It should be a fun weekend in the area. Hope that you all have a great time and stay safe. Oh, and of course, Happy Birthday, America!

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