< title>July 4th Tribute


...the Land of the Free and the home of the Brave... These words are quoted from Francis Scott Key's "The Star Spangled Banner", a song that should be well known to each and every American, regardless of age.

The following video is a 1942 Movietone Newsreel as shown in many theatres during WW II and features 'The Star Spangled Banner' as sung by Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians Orchestra with actual WWII film views...when Americans were again fighting for their Freedom. Click on arrow to play.

July 4th is a day of patriotic celebration with parades, family gatherings and backyard picnics..as celebrated by Americans for almost 232 years...in the Spirit of Freedom and usually climaxed by a night-time fireworks display.

But the celebration of July 4th is also a day to remember that FREEDOM is not FREE. It is the combination of hard work, determination and sacrifice by all America's citizens to allow us this Freedom every day.

To America's fighting men and women, veterans and today's soldiers..we need to support and thank them for everything they do. And as each day passes, more of America's Greatest Generation answer their 'final call' to duty.

In recognition of America's willingness to Fight for our Freedom, another song has become symbolic of America, her citizens and her soldiers.

Happy 4th of July from EPARA

Have You Thanked A Soldier Today?

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