Fireworks, Baseball, Parades, Fun Celebrations in St Joseph MO

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The 4th of July is most known for family gatherings, barbeques and big  booming fireworks.  I do love fireworks…and great food but what is Independence Day really about? 

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

 On July 3rd the St. Joseph Mustangs hosted the U.S. Military All Stars Game, a part of the Red, White & Blue Tour here in St. Joseph, Missouri.  The historic tour delivers patriotic events designed to honor America.  The tour will visit 45 states and 3 countries and compete in 100 games at all levels each year.  “Passing the Flag” and “Walk of Honor” ceremonies  take place prior to the game.  These choreographed events celebrate American history in a moving tribute to those lost in the 9:11 tragedy.  “Over the past decade, the Ground Zero Flag on site when President George W. Bush delivered his famous “Bullhorn Speech” following the September 11 attacks has been presented by the U.S. Military All-Stars to thousands of heroes in ceremonies all over the world. This unique and historic tour provides everyone the opportunity to honor, view and touch the Ground Zero Flag during its cross country journey back to New York for the Annual Anniversary of 9-11.”

The tour celebrated its 19th year this year and is recognized as the most popular exhibition in the world providing a patriotic experience, great entertainment and a once in a lifetime fan experience.  Armed Forces and First Responders participate while off duty to support our brave men and women overseas. 


There was also other parades in our neighborhood on July 4, starting with the Lake at Twelve Oaks Childrens Parade where children arrived in wagons, scooters, bikes,  while some chose to walk in their Red White & Blue attire.  This is a yearly event that parents, grandparents line the streets celebrating Independence Day.

Lake at Twelve Oaks Childrens Parade

Later in the day the Geese at the Lake at Twelve Oaks Neighborhood had their own parade in the 100 degrees temperatures

Geese at the Lake at Twelve Oaks


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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
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4th of July is one of my favorite holidays too, to celebrate our independence. I agree, I do like the fact it also gives us a chance to gather with family and friends and enjoy the lit up beauty in the sky by fireworks, and like you said, good food too! Thanks for sharing.

Jul 05, 2012 05:17 AM #1
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
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Great history on the 4th of July. My family and I enjoyed the day and brought it to an end with the fireworks. Hope you had a great 4th of July.

Jul 05, 2012 05:20 AM #2
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and afternoon Dona

Dona my friend, folks sure do have a mighty fine time on the 4th of July back home! I sure did enjoy siting my eyes upon your photos of both Parades. The Town that I live in here, does not do a Parade or Fireworks for the 4th of July.

Have a good one

Dale in New Hampshire

Jul 05, 2012 09:09 AM #3
Dona Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Stein Summers - Saint Joseph, MO
St. Joseph MO

Tamra, The best part of family get togethers is the food.  Seems all of us do not take or have the time to do family get togethers as often as we shoud and it really should be a top priority with all of us.  I hope you have a great weekend and it is cooler in Arizonia than in Missouri right now:)


Pat, Sounds like you also had a awesome 4th of July.  We didn't do fireworks as we don't have a little ones at home any more but certainly enjoyed all the neighbor kids having a great fireworks display.  Have a great weekend and hope your weather is pleasant.


Dale, We had a great time and I can understand why some cities don't have fireworks any longer.  I have missed seeing you lately and do so enjoy you stopping in to see what is going on in your old HOMETOWN!  Have a nice weekend!

Jul 05, 2012 12:17 PM #4
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