Sunday, July 02, 2006

Holiday Happenings - Happy 4th of July!

USS Intrepid Celebrates All Things American for the Fourth, New York City
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City is celebrating the Fourth of July with its third annual Red, White and Blue Festival. To read more, click here.

America's 2006 Independence Day Parade, Washington D.C.
The Fourth of July celebrations in Washington, DC begin with the National Independence Day Parade. This flag waving traditional parade features invited bands, military and specialty units, floats, giant balloons, equestrian participants, drill teams, celebrities and more. To learn more, click here.

Coal Creek Fourth of July Celebration and Mountain Run, Boulder
Start the morning off with a bang at the Scar Top Mountain Run and Spruce Canyon 5K, starting at 8 am. The run, which donates 100 percent of its profits to the community, climbs 1,000 feet with an equal amount of descent over the 7.4-mile dirt road course; the Spruce Canyon 5K is a gentler version of the 12K race. The Coal Creek Fourth of July Celebration includes a full morning of family fun, including a parade, pancake breakfast, booths and music. To learn more, click here.

The 25th Annual Lisle Eyes to the Skies Festival, Chicago
Eyes to the Skies includes hot air balloon launches, nationally known musical entertainment, a special children's area, an arts and crafts fair, a variety of food vendors, a large carnival and an assortment of daily events. Click here to learn more.

Family Fourth of July Celebration, Minneapolis
In the Minneapolis Riverfront DistrictThe Minneapolis Riverfront District's 4th of July fireworks can be viewed from Main Street in front of St. Anthony Main, the Stone Arch bridge & along West River Parkway. Click here to learn more.

July 1st & 4th Fair St. Louis Celebration & LIVE on the Levee, St. Louis
Last summer, Celebrate St. Louis - a collaboration of downtown civic organizations produced LIVE on the Levee, a free concert and fireworks event under the Arch on the St. Louis Riverfront. This summer, the new combined entity will produce a free summer concert series on the Riverfront beginning with Fair St. Louis on July 1st & July 4th and continuing with LIVE on the Levee. To get details, click here.

Chevy's Freedom Over Texas, Houston
Houston's Official July 4th Celebration, will celebrate America's Birthday with a live concert featuring a concert with rock 'n' roll Grammy winners Los Lonely Boys., and one of the largest fireworks displays in the state of Texas! This is a one-of-kind family event that will have the eyes of Texas upon Houston for the 4th of July! For details, click here.

Red White and Fleet, San Francisco
SEE THE SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE BAY! The Red and White Fleet will again offer an exceptional opportunity for the public to view the spectacular San Francisco Fireworks displays on July 4th from the middle of the Bay. Click here to learn more.

These and many more 4th of July celebrations are taking place throughout the 4th of July Holiday. It's great to have picnics and barbecues and fireworks - but please remember what this holiday is really all about. Independence Day is truly a time for reflecting upon the foundations of America and what makes this country different from others. It is about true leaders, who dared to dream and who strove for freedom. We owe such a debt to our men and women in the military today who continue to serve America in order to keep her safe and who embody the spirit of patriotism every day.

Take some time this weekend to send your support to our soldiers by clicking on any of the following links:

America Supports You

Email Our Military

Operation Dear Abby

A Million Thanks


Sage said...

Yahhh,4th of July celebrations. love them.
Do you know why guys like this holiday the best of all....cuz there is no Hallmark card for it

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Hope you're having a great 4th of July weekend!

proud fan said...

thanks wordsmith! good to see ya here! have a great 4th and stay safe!

Carey said...

Sage that is too funny! I think they are actually making cards for it now though!
proud fan - thanks for letting us know how we can email the troops.