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2008 Sylva Fireworks

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 7, 2008

I recorded the above on Main Street in Sylva, North Carolina on Friday night.

I had a great time at all the events I went to, and will be getting video and photos of the other stuff up today and tomorrow (I hope).

I am editing the dedication of the flag pole at the Veteran’s Memorial Park. There was no sound system at the ceremony, and none of the words are understandable from any of the participants, so I will have to do a voice over…and I hate doing that, and will put it off as long as I can.

My internet service was down all weekend, and my email box is full. So, if you sent me an email, please be patient. I will be answering them in the order I received them.

Also, Senator Jesse Helms has died, and I will have a tribute to him Wednesday or Thursday. Three Presidents (John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe) and one Vice-President (Hannibal Hamlin) also died on the 4th of July. Jesse lived a good life, served this nation well, and we could use a few more like him.

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Sylva Fireworks Preview

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 5, 2008

I’m beat. I spent all day in the sun (minus sunscreen), and have been up since 4 am…so this is the only photo I’m posting here tonight of the fireworks in Sylva.

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Martina McBride Sings God Bless America

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 4, 2008

This is from the 2002 Rose Bowl.

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Holiday Movie: The Longest Day

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 4, 2008

In honor of Independence Day, here is a movie about where Americans traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to free the French from the Nazis during World War II:

It is my prayer that America will always have such heroes when she needs them.

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The Untold Story of The National Anthem

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 4, 2008

I have posted on the untold story of the National Anthem on WNC Citizens Blog, and it is a story few have heard.

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Memorial Day Movie: Midway (1942 Version)

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 25, 2008


The Battle of Midway was the single most decisive battle of World War II, and signaled a turning of the tide in the Pacific. Here is the Henry Ford movie for you to watch as we ponder the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform so that we might live free.

For more information on the Battle of Midway, I refer you to these excellent resources:

Battle of Midway (hosted by Sunwest Monograms)

US NAVY Website

History of Midway Island

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Honoring Those Who Served

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 25, 2008

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Happy 60th Birthday Israel!

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 14, 2008

The modern state of Israel is 60 today, and this blog is 3!

Israel was established in the wasteland of the Levant, and has struggled ever since for her very existence against the hordes of Arab and Persian practitioners of the Religion of Peace (aka Islam), after having almost being wiped out by the forces of the Waffen-SS under the direction of Adolf Hitler.

Today, Israel still faces overwhelming numbers of those opposed to her existence, even her right to self-defense, ranging from children taught to hate Jews from birth, to most members of the evil United Nations, who would allow her to be wiped off the map if God had not placed our nation on this earth as her protector (also certain men)until the time appointed for her tribulation, may I never live to see that day, or if I do, may I have a weapon in my hand, doing what I can to defend her.

The Israeli national anthem: Hatikva

In have an idea for a birthday present for Israel.

Here is a map to give you an idea of the challenges Israel has faced, with just the Arab World included, not counting the Persians, or the Muslim world:
**update** 2.14pm
Another rocket has landed in Israel today, this time in a shopping mall in Askelon. Here is a video an Israeli friend sent me:

And you may read more about it here and here.

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The Independence Dance

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 9, 2008

On May 14th, Israel turns 60, and this blog turns 3.

Happy Birthday Israel !!!

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The Battle of Lexington and Concord

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 19, 2008

Here is a GREAT two-part video that was an entry in the National History Day Project in 2007:

“I, Sylvanus Wood, of Woburn, in the county of Middlesex, and commonwealth of Massachusetts, aged seventy-four years, do testify and say that on the morning of the 19th of April, 1775, I was an inhabitant of Woburn, living with Deacon Obadiah Kendall; that about an hour before the break of day on said morning, I heard the Lexington bell ring, and fearing there was difficulty there, I immediately arose, took my gun and, with Robert Douglass, went in haste to Lexington, which was about three miles distant.

When I arrived there, I inquired of Captain Parker, the commander of the Lexington company, what was the news. Parker told me he did not know what to believe, for a man had come up about half an hour before and informed him that the British troops were not on the road. But while we were talking, a messenger came up and told the captain that the British troops were within half a mile. Parker immediately turned to his drummer, William Diman, and ordered him to beat to arms, which was done. Captain Parker then asked me if I would parade with his company. I told him I would. Parker then asked me if the young man with me would parade. I spoke to Douglass, and he said he would follow the captain and me…”

Read the rest at Eyewitness to History

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