Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July (2012)

Just wanted to say "Happy 4th of July" to everyone!

In honor of Independence Day, I'm posting this flyer (I guess it's similar to old-time broadsides) that Livie helped make at Living History Farms over Memorial Day 2012. She and the lady portraying a late-19th Century printer made this on an old-fashioned printing press. (It got a little smudged before we got home, simply because it took a bit of time for the ink to dry on that hot, super humid day.)

I, too, would like to add a "Thanks!" to you fellow veterans out there for your service!

Oh, and just one more thing. I'm pretty sure I posted this video a while ago (maybe a couple years ago when I first started blogging), but I just wanted to post it again. There's just something about watching an airshow or aircraft in formation on the 4th of July. (At least *I* think so).

It's a 35-second video of the F117 (Stealth) 25-Ship Flyover at Holloman Air Force Base, NM, on the aircraft's 25th anniversary:

This was in October 2006, when Andrew and I were still active duty in the Air Force. Livie was just about 8 months old when this happened, and she got to see it in person! A lot of people from the base and the community had gathered to watch this special formation. And it was an awesome sight in person! I can only imagine the degree of difficulty in maintaining this formation with TWENTY FIVE aircraft!

Again, Happy Fourth of July!


Jill said...

Happy 4th to you and your family and thanks for your servive and sacrifices for this great country of ours.

I love the flyer Livie helped make. What a great, fun project.

I'm with you...seeing the flyers always gives me goosebumps. Thanks for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for sharing that video. it does indeed stir the soul. :)

Regina K said...

Happy Independence Day!! Love the air show and flier. I also give my thanks and praise for our veterans, they are the reason for our Independence!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It must be such an awesome sight in person!!

Nancy Claeys said...

I like the military celebrations on the 4th. Very moving!

Chris said...

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