Monthly Archives: June 2015

Signers of the Declaration of Independence

There were 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. John Hancock’s signature is the largest and most famous. The youngest signer was Edward Rutledge (age 26).  The oldest was Benjamin Franklin (age 70).  John Adams and Thomas Jefferson signed and would become future presidents. Delaware •        George Read •        Caesar Rodney •        Thomas McKean   Pennsylvania •        George Clymer •        Benjamin Franklin […]

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This Land is Your Land

Woody Guthrie, 1944     This land is your land, this land is my land     From California to the New York Island     From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters     This land was made for you and me.     As I was walking that ribbon of highway     I saw above me that endless skyway     I saw below […]

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Flag Day

The History Of Flag Day The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the […]

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God Bless the USA

by Lee Greenwood   If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my life And I had to start again with just my children and my wife I’d thank my lucky stars to be livin’ here today ‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away And I’m […]

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