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T.G.I.F. – Ten Tunes For Americans

Ding dong, the bitch is dead!

Yeah, I’m feeling patriotic this week. Who isn’t? Well, maybe not patriotic like Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” or James Cagney as George M. Cohan belting out “Yankee Doodle Dandy”. But after this week’s activities, why not let that freak flag fly a bit?

So here are Ten Tunes for Americans. Rock out with your face out!

(01) – American Girl (Tom Petty)

(02) – Dancing In The Street  (Martha and The Vandellas)

(03) – Celebration (Kool and the Gang)

(04) – Rockin’ In The Free World (Neil Young)

(05) – Get Together (The Youngbloods)

(06) – Pink Houses  (John Mellencamp)

(07) – (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right To Party (Beastie Boys)

(08) – People Got To be Free  (The Rascals)

(09) – Living In America (James Brown)

(10) – America (Simon and Garfunkel)

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Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day! For all you did, and for all you do – my humble thanks. May your bravery and sacrifice never be forgotten, and may we honor it and you all the days of the year, not just on the official one.

Unlike many holidays that are celebrated on the Monday nearest their real date, Veterans Day is always celebrated on the 11th of November. The significance is that the major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice. The exception was a nine-year period in the 1970s where it was moved to the fourth Monday in October, reportedly to have a Federal holiday better centered between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.

This holiday to celebrate military veterans was first instituted in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson and expanded to honor veterans of all wars in 1954 by President Eisenhower. Although it is at heart an American holiday, it is also celebrated as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in several countries around the world.

Germany…not so much.

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Happy Memorial Day!

Always Remember, Never Forget.

Thank you to our service men and women past and present.

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Happy Veterans Day – and Thanks!

iwo jima memorial

Because of you, I continue to enjoy a life of freedom.

Call a veteran today and let them know you appreciate what they have done. Thank them for serving and protecting our country.

Happy Veterans Day

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Happy Memorial Day – and Thanks!

iwo jima memorial

Because of you, I continue to enjoy a life of freedom.

Call a veteran today and let them know you appreciate what they have done. Thank them for serving and protecting our country.

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