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Celebrating Americas Birthday With Fireworks Music Picnics and Parades

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&raquo Download Audio(mp3) By Jerilyn Watson 2006-7-2 (MUSIC) VOICE ONE: Welcome to THIS IS AMERICA in

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by jerilyn watson
2006-7-2

(music)

voice one:

welcome to this is america in voa special english. i'm faith lapidus.

voice two:

and i'm steve ember. july fourth is america's birthday. this year is the two hundred thirtieth anniversary of independence.

(music)

voice one:

fourth of july fireworks over new york city

thousands of people are expected to celebrate independence day at mount vernon, virginia, the home of george washington.

as a general, he led an army of colonists against british rule. later george washington became the first president of the united states. he helped the nation grow during its very early, very difficult days.

july fourth celebrations take place each year at mount vernon. but organizers at the home of the man they call the first american hero say this year is special. there will be an expanded military presence – eighteenth century military, that is. members of groups including the fifes and drums of prince william the third will perform.

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