Monday, July 4, 2016

Independence Day 1776-2016


July 4, 1776
We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. But July 4, 1776 wasn't the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence (they did that on July 2, 1776).
Today the USA celebrates 240 years of Independence as a Democratic Nation.... 
 

the first photo is my pot metal 1776 Soldier, with a candle holder beside him.. The below photo and the eagle are pages I colored on line, and the fireworks are PicMonkey fireworks that were SuperPhotoApp monkeyed with.  All work on this page done by ME the MAD Snapper

19 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wow! You know how to make info and learning FUN. And make beautiful creations. So the soldier is yours? Looks like something one would find in a fancy house. Adore the fireworks!! They are perfect. Beautiful and fun July Fourth post!

Molly The Wally said...

Wishing you all a very happy 4th of July. Sorry we have been away for so long but we think of all our friends often. Have a lovely time.
Best wishes Molly The Wally

DawnTreader said...

Wish you a happy and colourful Independence Day!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Wishing you a Happy 4th Sandra and thanks for the colorful and informative post too.

Ann said...

I like the soldier and all your art work. I enjoyed the fireworks display especially since there was no loud bang to go along with them :)
Have a happy 4th

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Sandra! Your soldier image is cool. I wish you a peaceful happy 4th of July!

Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Gail said...

Beautifully presented. I love the soldier.

Happy Independence Day.

crafty cat corner said...

Long live democracy I say. Have a lovely day Sandra.
Briony
x

Mevely317 said...

That's so interesting about the original declaration (being) July 2!
Tho' he's pot metal, your little soldier instantly brought to mind old protest song, "One Tin Soldier."
(I'm no anti-war propaganda-ist, but I loved that particular tune.)

Happy Fourth!

Chatty Crone said...

Hope you have a great 4th of July too! Happy birthday America!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Yes let us all enjoy the the peace. I love the fireworks pics regardless of source.

jandi said...

Wishing you a happy 4th!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Hope your day is going great.

carolann said...

Happy 4th of July Sandra.

Love your first picture. You did an amazing job.
Fire works is amazing.

That would be nice to go and see the Aquarium.
Do you have a leaflet to email me. So I can show him.
Do you know the prices to get in. I suppose you do if your going with friends.

My son really lives a throw away from U.S. boarder.

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Kay said...

Happy July 4th to you.

Linda said...

Happy FOURTH!!! We have been watching Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies series and we are loving it!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love your soldier. That is really unique!

pattisjarrett said...

Nice soldier. I like what you've done with your fireworks.

Chris Rohrer said...

Interesting results. I like! Beautiful images. The best part is that you can make them into real time pictures for the walls if you want!