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Wednesday, July 8, 2015


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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Celebrate Independence Day (A History Lesson)

We present the following synopsis and encourage following the link at the end to read more in great detail.  Enjoy and have a Safe Holiday Weekend Experience!

The History and Origin of Independence Day

By the middle of the 1700s, the 13 colonies that made up part of England's empire in the New World were finding it difficult to be ruled by a king 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. They were tired of the taxes imposed upon them. But independence was a gradual and painful process. The colonists could not forget that they were British citizens and that they owed allegiance to King George III.
A "tea party" and a "Massacre" were two events that hurried destiny.

Along with general unrest these events united the colonists. In 1767 a tea company in India, owned by England, was losing money. To save the company, England levied a tax on tea sold in the colonies in 1773. Partly as a joke, Samuel Adams and other Bostonians dressed up as Indians and dumped a cargo of the India Company Tea into the Massachusetts Bay. King George III did not think it was funny, nor did he lift the tax on tea. In the Boston harbor, British soldiers were jeered and stoned by colonists who thought the soldiers had been sent to watch them. The soldiers fired into the crowd and killed a few citizens. The colonists exaggerated the number killed and called it a massacre.

The Fireworks Family

New Castle, Pennsylvania, is home to the Vitale Fireworks Display Company, responsible for more than one thousand fireworks shows every year. In 1922 Constantino Vitale brought his expertise at making fireworks from Italy to the United States. He passed his secrets on to his four sons, and since then the company has been making Americans exclaim "ooohhh" and "aaahhhh" at the lighted colors in the sky on July 4 and other occasions.

Yankee Doodle

Strangely, this patriotic song has derogatory origins. The music and words go back to 15th century Holland, as a harvesting song that began, "Yanker dudel doodle down." In England, the tune was used for a nursery rhyme, and later a song making fun of Puritan church leader Oliver Cromwell, because "Yankee" might be a mispronunciation of the word "English," and "doodle" refers to a dumb person.

America, The Beautiful

Every so often a movement is started to make "America the Beautiful" the national anthem instead of "The Star-Spangled Banner," largely because it was not written as a result of a war. The tune is easier to sing and the whole country is praised, not only the flag. Katherine Lee Bates, an English professor at Wellesley College, rode in a horse-drawn wagon up Pike's Peak, a mountaintop-in Colorado in 1893. She saw a view of the mountains that few people saw in those days and was inspired by her glimpse the "spacious skies" and "purple mountains" to write a poem, which became the first verse of the song. The public loved the poem, and Miss Bates was encouraged to set it to music She chose the music of a hymn by Samuel Ward.

~ More of this feature: The Fireworks Family, Yankee Doodle& America the Beautiful
 Continue reading much more here.

Friday, July 3, 2015

America the Beautiful

Happy Independence Day from Hillsdale College!

In this 239th year of our independence, join our choir in celebrating our heritage of liberty by watching this video.

 Hillsdale College's choir sings "America the Beautiful"
James A. Holleman, Music Director | Debra Wyse, Accompanist/Assistant Conductor

America the Beautiful
By Katharine Lee Bates, 1913

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern impassion’d stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America! God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev’ry gain divine!

O Beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

America the Beautiful - Ward/Bates arr. Frank LaRocca
Copyright Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc.
Used by Permission

Gain a greater appreciation for America's freedom by learning more about its history with Hillsdale's FREE online course, "American Heritage."

Monday, June 29, 2015

Some Words of Caution For All This Independence Day, July 4th, 2015

US officials warn of Islamic State July 4 attacks‏


“It will be big. We will hit the kuffar (unbelievers) hard InshAllah.” Not that this has anything to do with Islam, as everyone from Obama to Cameron to Tony Abbott tell us. Can the West survive this refusal to face reality?
“US Officials Warn of ISIS Attacks on July 4,” by Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu, Jewish Press, June 27, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
 American police forces from coast to coast are on alert from federal officials that the Islamic State (ISIS) is planning to terrorize the country during the July 4 Independence Day holiday.
Read more here. 

Editor's note; While we are on this subject those that are planning on shooting off "Fireworks", Please be respectful of our Veterans, Pets, and Wildlife.  For some of Our Veterans, the loud booms are a reminder of the War experiences that have left them scarred with PTSD.  Shooting fireworks off before and after the Holiday is not necessary.  Your home  and  wildlife might be 'unsettled' also.  Just be considerate and have a safe celebration.  Thank You.
 Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.

Monday, May 25, 2015

"I Fought for You"


Memorial Day 2015: Why It Matters

Archivist Rod Ross brings meaning to the intention of the founder of Memorial Day, John A. Logan, whose 1868 proclamation led to today’s holiday. In doing so, he traces his own life’s trajectory from a 1950s grade school student to an archivist bringing meaning to a soldier’s name at the base of a Batavia, Illinois, Civil War statue, thanks to a historical record from the National Archives in Washington, DC. In this season of sesquicentennial Civil War observances, as we pause for Memorial Day, it is fitting that we remember those who gave their lives for the preservation of the Union and in the process helped free the slaves.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014 With Perry Como, Norman Luboff & The Boston Pops!

First and foremost, WE give THANKS to ALL of OUR Service personnel that are serving to protect US All!

"Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It became an official Federal holiday in 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens", to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26. Also, there are reports that the original Thanksgiving proclamation was signed by George Washington. As a federal and public holiday in the U.S., Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays of the year. Together with Christmas and New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader holiday season.

The event that Americans commonly call the "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621. This feast lasted three days, and it was attended by 90 Native Americans (as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow) and 53 Pilgrims. The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating "thanksgivings"—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought."

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year 2014 - Penguins: The Essence Of Freedom

Happy New Year 2014.
"Penguins are the essence of Freedom...
Let there be PEACE on EARTH in 2014."
My best wishes for an amazing year ahead:
May the sunshine of happiness always shine above you.
May the dove of peace rest over you and live in your home.
May the dense forest of love surround you all year round.
May you have a lovely New Year, Ine Braat


Happy New Year! (Auld Lang Syne by Sissel (Live) Happy New Year)

A Happy, Healthy, Prosperous 2014 and beyond to Y’all!
Don't worry be Happy!!!

New Year's Prayer by Charlotte Anselmo

Thank you Lord for giving me
The brand new year ahead
Help me live the way I should
As each new day I tread.

Give me gentle wisdom
That I might help a friend
Give me strength and courage
So a shoulder I might lend.

The year ahead is empty
Help me fill it with good things
Each new day filled with joy
And the happiness it brings.

Please give the leaders of our world
A courage born of peace
That they might lead us gently
And all the fighting cease.

Please give to all upon this earth
A heart that's filled with love
A gentle happy way to live
With Your blessings from above.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Good Bye 2013 Hello 2014 (martial law military police state fema dhs drills new world order)



“Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” 1Thes. 5:6

Friday, December 20, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving 2013 to all with family tradition God Bless you

"Happy Thanksgiving 2013 to all with family tradition God Bless you .
May you have a blessed Thanksgiving dinner with your family and loves one!"


A Prairie Home Companion: "Thanksgiving Song"

Garrison Keillor and The Moonlighters perform a "Thanksgiving Song" during the November 16, 2013 broadcast

Monday, November 25, 2013

Lisbon's Very Merry Main Street offers free family holiday fun‏

Carolers singing holiday favorites on Main Street Lisbon Falls during the Very Merry Main Street celebration which this year will be Saturday, Dec. 7 from 5 pm until 7 pm.

Bring your family and celebrate the holiday season in Lisbon Falls at the 5th Annual Very Merry Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 5-7 pm. Free activities include horse drawn carriage rides, musical performances, and the chance to visit Santa.

“Lisbon Falls is the perfect place to experience an authentic small town holiday celebration. As a family friendly destination, we offer activities that will bring smiles to children of all ages,” said Ross Cunningham, President of Positive Change Lisbon, the coordinator of the event.

The evening begins at 4:30 at the MTM Center on School Street where carolers from Lisbon Falls Baptist Church will lead the singing as Santa lights the town’s Christmas tree at MTM park. After the lighting, everyone is invited to follow Santa in a "Caroling Procession" down Main Street to Route 196.

From 5 pm to 7 pm, over 15 businesses in Lisbon Falls will open their doors and welcome visitors to their stores with many providing snacks and drinks and activities. Stop by the Positive Change Lisbon table outside Mike's Flooring on Main Street to receive a card to be stamped by local businesses. Return the stamped cards to be entered into a contest to win a gift basket.

Children will be able to meet Santa for free after he arrives at the “North Pole Annex” in the Masonic Hall on Route 196. Parents can take photos of their kid's visit. All visitors are invited to line up at the Outside Mike's Flooring on Main Street for free horse drawn carriage rides.

During the evening, the Lewiston trio known as “Present Company” will perform holiday favorites at Drapeau's Costumes on Main Street. Local singer songwriter Steve Hildonen will be playing sing a long songs at The Railroad Diner. Participants will be able to hear familiar tunes at Tangles Hair Salon broadcast by Lisbon’s own WQRY Internet Radio.

For more information, contact Ross Cunningham at 751-2417 or

Positive Change Lisbon is an organization of business owners, citizens, and government officials who work together to make Lisbon a more attractive place to live, recreate and to conduct business.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Give Thanks To The Troops This Thanksgiving

From All of US Happy Thanksgiving!
May God Bless You and Your Families Forever!
Thank You!