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Sterling: Fireworks Tonight

July 2, 2006

I will be at the Sterling Park fireworks at the Sterling Swim Club,
gates open at 8 p.m.
I hope to see you there.

It is the July 4th weekend and as usual I am seeing many of you at
festivities all over the Sterling Area. I have been in every corner and
from end to end and hope to do that through Tuesday night, July 4th.

>>>>>Happy and safe July 4th to you and your family.

I know you are all loving America and how great it is. While you are at
don't forget you are a Sterling American.

In Sterling there are many great things going on. This newsletter only
reports a fraction of the good things going on.

I confess that I do not have time to tell you about ALL the projects I
am working on or attempting to push day to day. I try to tell you as
much good news with the other urgent news as well as often as possible.

>>>OKAY, JUST A SHORT LIST DELGAUDIO

You know about the honor roll program for every Sterling Middle School
and Park View H.S. honor roll student. I have told you about the trees
coming this Fall on Sterling Boulevard. Tonight there will be fireworks
for the first time in awhile in Sterling. Large 18 wheeler trucks are
gone, abandoned cars are being removed from public streets, and
excessive overcrowding has been contained. There are traffic
improvements, new surface markings, new road surfaces, replaced downed
signs, and new traffic lights at several locations. And with all the
raining in the area in recent days, the $700,000 in large scale drainage
improvements certainly helped. There's much more. So Happy 4th.

HAPPY JULY FOURTH
PROCLAMATION and INDOOR ACTION KIT (BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND)

*Permission Granted to Send On to Family
and Friends.*

The Declaration of Independence is seen as that document that
established the new nation of the United States. The date of its formal
acceptance by the Continental Congress, July 4, 1776, is celebrated each
year in the U.S. with fireworks, parties, citizenship ceremonies, and
baseball games.

This is a tradition encouraged by formal acts of Congress, the founding
fathers, Presidential proclamations and various other federal, national
and legal laws, edicts, resolutions, etc.

Independence Day is celebrated on July 4 because that is the day when
the Continental Congress adopted the final draft of the Declaration of
Independence (Except for the U.S. Virgin Islands where celebrations are
held a week prior to the climax on 4th of July.)

30 DAYS OF NIGHTLY FIREWORKS THROUGHOUT USA.

From July 8, 1776, until the next month, the document was read publicly
and people celebrated whenever they heard it. The next year, in
Philadelphia, bells rang and ships fired guns, candles and firecrackers
were lighted. But the War of Independence dragged on until 1783, and in
that year, Independence Day was made an official holiday. 1941 Congress
declared 4th of July a federal holiday.

JOHN ADAMS, SAYS "FIREWORKS AND BONFIRES FROM THIS TIME FORWARD...."

John Adams, credited by Thomas Jefferson as the unofficial, tireless
whip of the independence-minded, wrote his wife Abigail on July 3, 1776:

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the
history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by
succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be
commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to
God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with
shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one
end of this continent to the other, from this time forward for evermore.

READ THE DECLARATON

Here's the text of the Declaration of Independence.

http://www.usconstitution.net/declar.html

>>>>>HERE IS SOME FUN STUFF.

Today, allow me to provide you with some fun online activities to help
with the indoor time.

Read the Loudoun Easterner and other newspapers to find out about the
OUTDOOR actvities (Dulles Town Center fireworks, July 2, Claude Moore
Park July 4, A.M. activities, Conservative Soiree, 12 noon, and then the
Mall Fireworks July 4 etc.)

ONLINE FIREWORKS FOR YOUR HOME

First a black screen. Than, click and see what happens. Make sure you
have the volume up. Great for kids

http://www.maylin.net/Fireworks2.html

Slightly different fireworks display, just click away.

http://www.maylin.net/Fireworks.html

Same show, but now above a nightline of NYC.

http://www.njagyouth.org/liberty.htm

On the "Phantom website", you can see fireworks screensavers, games,
e-cards, movies of shows at different cities, and yes, you can shoot
fireworks on line at any city of your choosing.

http://www.fireworks.com/interactive/default.asp

>>>>>>OKAY EUGENE ONE MORE GAME

Game: Create your own fireworks display online and then replay it.

http://www.uptoten.com/kids/boowakwala-events-newyear-fireworks.html

????? Reading Only ?????

Zambelli, the first family of fireworks in America homesite has some
newsletters in pdf (kind of boring but interesing reading)

http://www.zambellifireworks.com/home.html

>>>>>OKAY, SOME MUSIC

Recommended:
Happy Fourth of July! Nice card with music and display.

http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=JV24404135

>>>>CRAFTS FOR PEACEFUL PARTY

Family Crafts with coloring pages and much more: fun fireworks you can
create safely!

http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/independenceday/a/060401a_3.htm

>>>>THIS IS DEFINITELY DIFFERENT

Yanshui Fireworks Display- a most spectacular "audio-visual" show at the
YanShui Fireworks Display, but put on your hard hats first. Click on
"video".

http://www.gio.gov.tw/info/festival_c/glue_e/tainan.htm

>>>>TIRED OF NOISE, PEACEFUL READING

Fireworks facts and history from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireworks

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