Sunday, July 4, 2010

Uncle Sam, they say it's your birthday

Last July 4th (seen above), Hoboken found itself the top of the heap with great all around views of the Macy's Fireworks on the Hudson and a center of family activities during the course of the day.  Reports came in on the overall success of the day, where the town had a steady traffic of families arriving but no problems.  May today be as successful with a great day leading into the memorable show celebrating our Republic's 234th birthday.

When the Founding Fathers gathered to devise a government a woman in Philadelphia saw Benjamin Franklin and asked, "Doctor what kind of government have you given us?" and he replied, "A Republic if you can keep it."

Showtime is 9:20.  Anywhere along Sinatra Drive is guaranteed to be a good place for the big show.

God Bless America.

Related: The story behind the quote, "A Republic if you can keep it."

Talking Ed Note: An excerpt from one of makind's most important documents ever written:

"In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."

Truer words never spoken, how true those words ring today.  The rest at the jump: