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Why there are fireworks on Independence Day

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  1. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    http://www1.american.edu/heintze/Adams.htm

    Do notice:

     
  2. FinSane

    FinSane Cynical Dolphins Fan

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    Fireworks remind us of all the stuff weve blown up in the Revolutionary War.
     
  3. Themole

    Themole Season Ticket Holder

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    This might have something to do with it.

    Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
    What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
    O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

    Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
     
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    That is from the War of 1812.
     
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  5. Themole

    Themole Season Ticket Holder

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    Now ain't that the war that Johnnie Horton had to use a gator as a cannon, down there in Nawleans?
     
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