Monday, July 4, 2016


The 4th of July represents Independence to Americans, freedoms as outlined in the Constitution of the United States
We the People:

and the United States Bill of Rights:

For some, the day conjures up images of Paul Revere ring ... ring ... ringing those freedom bells.

For others, the day offers all-American hot dogs and fireworks.

Whatever Independence means to you, I want to wish you a


Red, White, and Blue
                 signifies the United States of America.

Musically, certain songs will have folks clapping, wolf-whistling, or exchanging high-fives. A select few tunes, anthems almost, bring tears of joy, sorrow, anger, or maybe all three.

Songs on my top-hits list for the fireworks display focus on our Military, the most important reason we are able to exercise and celebrate our RIGHT TO FREEDOM each July 4th:

Merle Haggard's
Fighting Side of Me
(from the Vietnam era: Remember, you can be against war and still support our Military personnel);

Lee Greenwood performing his patriotic
God Bless the USA

Johnny Cash relating
The Ballad of Ira Hayes (a WWII ballad)

Alan Jackson asking
Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning (that September Day)?

One of my photos from Magic Island 4th Fireworks 2009
and the irreverent and totally relevant
Toby Keith singing
Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue
to the troops:

Toby Keith Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue

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  1. Nice selections! Happy Independence Day!

  2. Thanks, John. There are so many patriotic songs to choose from.


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