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Happy Independence Day and Happy Canada Day!

It’s America’s birthday and I’m celebrating. My Army Sergeant son is in Japan–Okinawa. My Navy LT CDR daughter’s in the DC area. I thank both of them and all those soldiers who fought for America’s uncertain future so long ago.

God be with all of us.


I’m publishing this post on July 1st instead of July 4th so I can include all my efriends from Canada in the celebrations:

July 1 is Canada Day. It commemorates the joining of Canada’s original three provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Canada province, which is now Ontario and Quebec) as one nation in 1867. The holiday was previously called Dominion Day, for the Dominion of Canada in the British empire.


Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for TeachHUB and NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, The Quest for Home, Fall 2019. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning

88 thoughts on “Happy Independence Day and Happy Canada Day!

      • Not in the same sense as either Canada Day or 4th of July – even if I joke with my American friends about celebrating getting rid of our troublesome colonists.

        We have no holiday for the UK’s founding – perhaps as it was centuries ago, controversial with some parts of the Union – like Wales and Scotland – plus the nations have their own holidays. The one my wife and I celebrate is March 1st, St David’s Day, the Welsh holiday and her birthday. I should celebrate St George’s Day (23rd April) as part-English but haven’t felt the urge to.

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