Happy Birthday America

July 4th 1776 the Declaration of Independence (die Unabhängigkeitserklärung) from the Kingdom of Great Britain was adopted.

Words of the day:
to BBQ – Grillen – ich grille, du grillst, er/sie grillt, wir grillen, ihr grillt, sie grillen
fireworks – das Feuerwerk
flag – die Flagge

And at the movies, nothing showed independence day so entertainingly as Will Smith under Roland Emmerich’s German direction with Volker Engel’s genius Academy Award premiered Special Effects.

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN - JULY 04: U.S. Private First Class Thomas Baur provides security in a tent with tables of desserts during an Independence Day BBQ for troops at Kandahar Airfield July 4, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Troops stationed at Kandahar Airfield were treated to a BBQ dinner and entertainment to celebrate Independence Day. Gen. David Petraeus formally assumed command of the 130,000-strong international force in Afghanistan today replacing Gen. Stanley McChrystal. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

And another quintessential American Hero, Bruce Willis, was born as Walter Bruce Willis in Idar-Obserstein, Germany.
Armageddon and the Die Hard Series encompass what Europe thinks when they think of America.

And last but not least let us think about the US Troops in Germany’s Rammstein and anywhere else on the globe. A movie we would suggest to revisit is Tom Cruise in “4th of July”