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Cliff Lentz
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posted 07-03-2003 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff Lentz   Click Here to Email Cliff Lentz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to wish all collectSPACE members a happy Fourth of July weekend, even our friends in England! Just kidding!

Here in Philadelphia they are opening the brand new Consititution Center. It's a huge new building just off the Ben Franklin Bridge. It has a lot of interactive displays and live presentations by actors in residence as well as life-sized bronze sculptures of the signers of the Constitution. Each section is dedicated to a different part of the Constitution and the Amendments that followed. I'm sure you will see clips from the opening on CNN and C-span since the President will awarding the Liberty medal here.

This really isn't Space related, but when I take time during a holiday weekend (Memorial Day, Fourth of July), I tend to think of all the sacrifices made for freedom and exploration. The first image that comes to mind is that crumpled Apollo 11 American flag planted on the moon. Even in a time when we are still mourning the Columbia crew we can look back in pride to our achievements in space and possibly dream about a brighter future.

Have a safe, enjoyable holiday!

Cliff Lentz

John K. Rochester
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posted 07-03-2003 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
.. Cliff, Well said!!.. and Happy 4th of July to you as well in the City of Brotherly Love..( unless you are a visiting team playing either the Phillies, 76ers, Flyers or Eagles.. then brotherly love is out the window!!)

Cliff Lentz
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posted 07-03-2003 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff Lentz   Click Here to Email Cliff Lentz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John,
Haven't you heard? Our new slogan is "Philadelphia, the city that loves you back"!

Yes, you're right! Welcome to Philadelphia, leave your Cowboy, Giants, Mets, or Rangers Jerseys at the door please!

Cliff

John K. Rochester
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posted 07-03-2003 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
.. shouldn't that be " Philadelphia, the city..please watch your back!" ........actually, I love Philly..it's been a long time since I was there , but I met Charles Barkley there at a Phillies-Mets game and he was very nice..

icarkie
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posted 07-03-2003 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for icarkie   Click Here to Email icarkie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Cliff
Happy 4th of July to all our colonial cousins over the pond.My old work mate who was born in the states likes to remind me now and again about this date in question.
Saying that an Aussie mate who I used to play cricket with also keeps remining me who's had the Ashes for so long !!!.
All the best Guys.
Ian

nasamad
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posted 07-03-2003 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Happy 4th of July to all our pals on the wrong side of the pond, lol.
Hope the weather stays good this side as some madman has asked me to be his "best man" at his wedding tommorrow ! Its an honour for me as long as I get to do my speech "before" we have some drinks !

Happy 4th all...........Adam

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posted 07-03-2003 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rodina   Click Here to Email Rodina     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

"Nothing of importance happened today."

- Diary, HM King George III,
July 4, 1776

icarkie
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posted 07-03-2003 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for icarkie   Click Here to Email icarkie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rodina
The King had 60yrs writing diarys.
Losing the Colonies is enough to make anyone go mad.
all the best Ian

Kirsten
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posted 07-04-2003 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy 4th July from the Netherlands, too !

Kirsten

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