Friday, July 04, 2008

Independence Day In Seattle

Westlake Clock

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Seattle will be celebrating the 232nd anniversary of America's Declaration of Independence with two huge fireworks displays, one on Elliott Bay and the other on Lake Union. This clock tower and flag in the Westlake neighborhood of Lake Union mark Julie's Landing. Those popular 10 passenger party boats are available there for rent from the Electric Boat Company (although I imagine they've all been reserved for today). The lake becomes a veritable flotilla of boats by late afternoon, and at 10 PM the fireworks begin. Today I'd like to say thanks and to remember brave and selfless citizens, leaders, and loved ones past and present who have served the people of this nation and sacrificed to gain and uphold the freedoms and civil rights we enjoy. Wishing everyone from the USA a lovely holiday enjoyed with friends and family.

8 comments:

Bibi said...

Hi! For some reason your photo did not appear on your blog when I checked in. "Photo unavailable," it said. Anyway, I'll come back.

I'm trying to catch up on my blog visits.

Very soon, perhaps by the end of next week, I will be posting some photos of our Greek vacation, during which we were accompanied by a small Serbian traveler (mystery man...) who helped us see Greece through his eyes... Stay tuned...drop in.

Ham said...

Happy Independence Day to you!

Jim said...

Great photo, Happy 4th.

Small City Scenes said...

Long may she wave, from blue skies to gray.
Happy 4th to you. MB

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

Crummy day for fireworks...let's hope it clears up. Nice shot!

Piobaireachd said...

232 years! Happy Birthday America!

We're used to crummy weather on the 4th. Fireworks look like multi-colored fuzz balls in the low clouds. Statistically Summer arrives up here on July 13th.

lavenderlady said...

Happy Independence Day to you! Great post and a lovely shot.

Knoxville Girl said...

Lovely shot of Old Glory. Hope you and your family have a great 4th, Kim!