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Happy America’s Birthday–July 4th!

It’s America’s birthday and I’m celebrating. My Army Sergeant son is still in Japan–Okinawa. My Navy Lieutenant daughter’s still in the DC area in the next in her long line of Navy jobs. They do not leave her in one position for long! 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 want to include all my efriends from Canada in the celebrations though I’m a few days late for Canada Day:

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 NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Against All Odds, Summer 2020. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning


78 thoughts on “Happy America’s Birthday–July 4th!

      • I am an ex-military man myself, hence I truly identify with the soldiers and the families they left behind as they go out to serve. We do have our own Independence Day Celeb, in fact it used to be July 4th as well, before it was changed to Fil-American Friendship Day. But to tell you the truth, I admire your country for having such strong patriotic values. It’s important that we instill this on the next gen.

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  2. This is a beautiful post, Jacqui! You’re a proud parent of your Army Sergeant son in Japan–Okinawa and your Navy Lieutenant daughter. I’m grateful for their services to our country. My brother-in-law was an engineer for the Navy. He passed away from liver cancer. My husband’s brother was lieutenant colonel in the Army serving Korea, Afghanistan and Iraqi and is retired.

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  3. Thanks to your son and daughter for their service, you must be a very proud (and concerned) mama!
    The videos are great. I love Lee Greenwood’s voice and the Canadian one is hilarious 🙂
    Happy Independence Day!

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  4. Have the best time with your son. Isn’t it fantastic when you can stand back a minute and realize, “I did something pretty great right there.”

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  6. Jacqui, wishing you all a wonderful and safe day of celebration today! How wonderful that your son could be with you, such precious moments. Hope it isn’t too long until your daughter can visit too. Two amazing children and bet you are SO proud! Hugs xx

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  7. Very moving story about a homeless man but isn’t there anyone in the US with large estate who could accommodate this noble man and his two cats? As to your book – I tried to leave a message and fail. In short, I can put your book in my blog at the very end of your specific time limit under a post – Why I don’t have a writer’s block.

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    • There usually is but that sort of life always comes with strings. I wonder if he’d choose it? I always remember Dostoevsky’s words, echoed by so many others, that you’re never freer than when you have nothing to lose. I’d like to ask him…


  8. Hi Jacqui – hope all well this weekend … love the video – disagree totally with poutine – thank goodness it didn’t come from here – I don’t think!! All the best – Hilary

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  9. Jaqui, I wish you and America a Happy and peaceful Fourth of July.
    May harmony and joy fill your land.
    I smile at your pride in your children’s achievements, any normal mother would.


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