location, location, location

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Folks, I am talking about the 4th of July in our Nation’s Capital. No, it’s not “too far” away to start planning the best holiday known to mankind. Fourth of July in Washington, DC is something special. DC is crawling with tourists who infested the city like a bad flu, but even with them around nothing can stop me from enjoying the birthday of my nation.

Let’s get to the nitty gritty. Where are you watching your fireworks? After a long discussion with my friends we finally found the perfect place! No, I am not telling you where we are going, but I will tell you a few gems for suggestions. Spectacular views of the fireworks can be seen from the following:

I hope you use one of these locations for fireworks or find an even better hidden gem!

test your knowledge

on American history

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Everyone isn’t a history buff, and that’s fine. However, there are somethings I truly think you should know. After watching his clip from the O’Reilly Factor I am utterly applauded with my generation of Americans.  On Memorial Day, O’Reilly Factor correspondent Jesse Watters headed to a Long Island beach to ask beach-goers basic U.S. history questions like “Who did America fight in the Revolutionary War?” and “What was the Civil War about?” Are those questions you can answer without Googling? Take a look at the clip blow and let me know your thoughts.

 

Take it from Glenn Beck my friends, “We know our educational system is bad, right? But if you asked simple questions about the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, you would think that we would know [the answers],” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Here is the stunning result.”

thank you

for being my friend

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Here’s a shout out to all of my friends. Now, if you’ve never had the opportunity to watch Golden Girls, I’m sorry.  The Golden Girls is a true American sitcom. Let me give you a little recap, the Golden Girls is based on the lives and interactions of four older women whom have all been divorced/widowed, and are now roommates. One of the main character’s, Dorothy, main goal during the series is to find a companion who she can relate to while her mother Sophia adds her comical outlook and frequents “Picture This” stories.  Another character, Rose, who is from St. Olaf has many cliches which make her a little corny but lovable. One thing that changes nearly every episode is whom the last main character, Blanche, is dating.

This is one of the best American sitcoms that came into our homes. With a great theme song, “Thanks For Being My Friend,” I can’t think of a better way than this to say thanks to my friends.

veterans

thank a Veteran

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Every November 11th we celebrate our Veterans. Veterans Day is about taking time to recognize all US service personnel from all wars.  For a little history, Veterans Day was originally Armistice Day.  This day takes the place on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, which was when the armistice that ended World War I took effect.

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service,” said President Wilson.

As an American I have so much to be thankful for everyday. Yesterday I made it a point to thank every Veteran that I saw at the airport. Why do we need a specific day set aside to show our appreciation? Next time you see a service member be sure to thank them.  Your appreciation and gratitude will go a long way.

To all of those who serve this beautiful country, thank you for serving and protecting our freedom.