Happy Birthday America! GOD BLESS THE USA

Happy Birthday America! Happy Fourth of July!

Today, July 4, 2013, is Independence Day. America celebrates July 4, which is also known as “The Fourth of July”. It’s the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776.

America celebrates this patriotic holiday with picnics, and barbecues, with an emphasis on the American tradition of political freedom. The American flag is displayed at homes and buildings.

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Credit: photo of American Flag by Ron Doke – Flickr Name: Rdoke

A Special “THANK YOU” to the

National Guard
Army
Air Force
Marines
Navy
Navy Seals
Coast Guard
Firefighters
Policemen
Paramedics

and to Americans serving this great country, both past and present.

I produced a video to the song, GOD Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood.

This is a tribute to America and to America’s military and all who serve, both past and present.

A note of ‘Thanks’ to Lee Greenwood, for creating such a beautiful song, GOD Bless the USA.

A special “THANK YOU” to Ron Doke (a U.S. Army veteran), who shared his photos and helped me in the search for military related photos.

A heart-felt “THANK YOU” to those who shared their photos to make this video happen.

I am very proud of Matt Tolliver, who is in the Coast Guard, and fiancé to my niece, Jenni Caso.
Matt Tolliver - Coast Guard-photo by Paul Duddy Credit: photo by Paul Duddy

Matt Tolliver & Jenni Caso-photo by Paul Duddy Credit: photo by Paul Duddy

Enjoy the video, “GOD Bless the USA”.

Contributors’ photos listed in order of appearance in the video.

mountain – flickr name: dvidshub
eagle – by richard cleis –flickr name: itchhhh
honor guard – flickr name: dvidshub
world trade center 9/12/01-by andrew stamer – dvidshub.net
world trade center 9/11/10 – by becca – flickr name:becca
family – flickr name: dvidshub
cap and flag stars – by ron doke– flickr name: rdoke
american flag – by ron doke – flickr name: rdoke
georgia national guard – flickr name: georgia national guard
10 us army national guard – by staff sgt. Osvaldo equite – dvidshub.net
11 fireworks – by ron doke – flickr name: rdoke
12 air force one – flickr name: dvidshub
13 us air force aircraft – by karol franks – flickr name: karol franks
14 army – flickr name: dvidshub
15 gravesite – by beverly – flickr name: beverly & pack
16 dog tags – by ron doke – flickr name: rdoke
17 yellow rose – by beverly – flickr name: beverly & pack
18 purple heart cap – by ron doke – flickr name: rdoke
19 toddlers in pink sneakers – flickr name: dvidshub
20 flag – flickr name: dvidshub
21 flags – by ron doke – flickr name: rdoke
22 overwatch position – flickr name: the u.s. Army
23 airmen jump out of aircraft – flickr name: official u.s. Air force
24 homecoming embrace – flickr name: dvidshub
25 minnesota – by j. J. Sikkila – flickr name: john sikkila
26 tennessee hills – by mike – flickr name: mike_tn
27 texas plains – by vittorio ferrari – flickr name:victorfe
28 east coast, sea – by linda livingston – flickr name: leliv-linda
29 west coast, sea – by amparo – flickr name: r.e.~
30 detroit – by bob – flickr name: Mr. History
31 houston – by kymberlie mcguire – flickr name: kymberlie r mcguire
32 ny-statue of liberty – by thomas matthews – flickr name: thomas j. Matthews
33 la california – by chris and steve – flickr name: chris&steve
34 my daddy’s home t-shirt – flickr name: south dakota national guard
35 salute – u.s. President obama – flickr name: dvidshub
36 marines grip their rifles – flickr name: dvidshub
37 fireworks – by ron doke – flickr name: rdoke
38 marines – flickr name: dvidshub
39 marine honors fallen brother – flickr name: dvidshub
40 marines facing lady liberty – flickr name: dvidshub
41 marines firing weapons – flickr name: dvidshub
42 washington d.c. – flickr name: dvidshub
43 marines in san francisco – flickr name: dvidshub
44 marine and daughter with stuffed animal – flickr name: dvidshub
45 fleet week flag detail – flickr name: dvidshub
46 fireworks – flickr name: dvidshub
47 saluting the pilot – flickr name: dvidshub
48 navy – flickr name: dvidshub
49 burial at sea – flickr name: dvidshub
50 coast guard ceremony – by petty officer 1st class brandyn hill – dvidshub.net
51 coast guard, matt tolliver – by paul duddy – flickr name: paul duddy1
52 knight hawk helicopter – flickr name: dvidshub
53 father and son – flickr name: dvidshub
54 flag – by carmen ortiz – flickr name: baking is my zen
55 matt tolliver and jenni caso – by paul duddy, seen on flickr: baking is my zen
56 coconut cupcake – by carmen ortiz – flickr name: baking is my zen

 ~ Carmen

Sometimes SAVORY…cooking is art revealed

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NOTE: Dessert recipes can be found on my dessert blog, Baking is my Zen.

Photography by Carmen Ortiz ~All Rights Reserved.

Not to be used without permission.

About sometimes SAVORY

My passion is baking...but, I also like to cook. I have a dessert blog called, Baking is my Zen, with Wordpress and Blogger. Currently using wordpress, but, there are many recipe photo tutorials on the blogger account. http://bakingismyzen.wordpress.com http://bakingismyzen.blogspot.com
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One Response to Happy Birthday America! GOD BLESS THE USA

  1. Happy 4th of July!

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