3 July 2014

[Special] Independence Day

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From 4th July 12:00 GMT to 7th of July 02:00 GMT

x4 RP gain for the first victory for the USA

Up to 30% discount for the US aircraft:

  •     P-47D-25 Thunderbolt 
  •     P-47D-28 Thunderbolt 
  •     P-51D-5 Mustang 
  •     F6F-3 Hellcat
  •     F4U-1a Corsair)
  •     F4U-1a USMC Corsair
  •     B-17E Flying Fortress
  •     B-17E/L Flying Fortress /Late

30% discount for the Mustang Advanced pack

  1. The P-51D-20 'Mustang' premium aircraft
  2. Premium account for two weeks.
  3. 2000 Golden Eagles.

The Fourth of July marks a significant date in the history of the United States of America. This is the day that is commonly known to both Americans and the rest of the world, as Independence Day.

Declaration of Independence

Independence Day is a federal holiday in the US which commemorates the signing, adoption and publication of the Declaration of Independence from The Kingdom of Great Britain. However, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies happened on the 2nd of July 1776, after the Second Continental Congress voted in favor of independence. The Declaration, which had been in writing by Thomas Jefferson and the Committee of Five since June 11th the same year, was then published two days later. The Declaration reads that all men are born equal, and that they have a right to choose their own government. This was the basis on which American democracy was formed.

Independence Day is a federal holiday, meaning that all non-crucial federal institutions (such as post offices and schools) are closed down. It is usually celebrated outdoors with family or friends, with a barbecue or picnic. Every small town or suburb usually has its own celebration party, with various games and events. Some of these include eating contests, tugs-of-war, swimming, and other sporting events, such as minor league baseball, basketball and football. At these events, in larger towns, many politicians appear to give speeches, patriotic and sympathetic to the first generation of Americans who fought for this future country. In years following the war, it was a tradition to call out the British, challenging them to come and fight them. This ‘twisting the lion’s tail’ was greeted with great zeal by the American people.

Fourth of July Parade 1912, Beaverton, Oregon

The oldest celebration of Independence Day that was ever documented was the Bristol Fourth of July Parade, in Bristol, Rhode Island. It started in 1785, and is still ongoing today. Most modern celebrations today include floats in various themes, and of course, fireworks. The Fourth of July fireworks are one of the  biggest fireworks display in the entire world. Macy’s in New York holds the biggest fireworks of them all, with over 75000 lbs of fireworks lighting up the sky for about half an hour.

Independence Day is arguably the most important day in American History, so jump into some Havocs and Corsairs and rule the skies!

The War Thunder Team

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