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Frederick Dempsey Post 266, American Legion,  Neptune, NJ. Ocean Grove Independence Day parade.  Paul Goldfinger photo.  Click to enlarge. July 6, 2019.

We missed the July 4 parade in 2020, but there will be an Independence Day parade in Ocean Grove on Saturday July 3, from 10:30 AM  to 1:00 PM thanks to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association.

TANGLEWOOD FESTIVAL CHORUS from their album Celebrate America: Songs For the 4th of July.  

The music for “America the Beautiful” was composed by Samuel A. Ward, organist at the Grace Episcopal Church in Newark NJ.  He composed the melody in 1882 while on a ferry ride from Coney Island to NYC.   He borrowed the cuff of someone’s shirt to write on before he forgot.  It wasn’t until 1910 that Ward’s tune was combined with words by Katherine Lee Bates.   The two never met.

The American Legion is composed of U.S. war veterans and the organization celebrated  its 100th birthday in 2019.

During the WWII era, there was a surge in sentimental, patriotic songs.  Many were performed by popular 1940’s big bands.      This is the Benny Goodman Orchestra with Peggy Lee.  The song is “We’ll Meet Again.”

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Ocean Grove, N.J. Independence Day parade. 2015.  Click to enlarge.



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July 6, 2019. Ocean Grove parade. Paul Goldfinger photograph. © 7/6/19   Click on any photo to enlarge it.


Paul Goldfinger ©. 7/6/19 Ocean Grove


Paul Goldfinger. Ocean Grove 7/6/19 ©


Ocean Grove. Paul Goldfinger © 7/6/19


Paul Goldfinger ©. Ocean Grove 7/6/19.


Paul Goldfinger © 7/6/19 Ocean Grove



Paul Goldfinger © Ocean Grove ©. 7/6/19


Paul Goldfinger © OG 7/6/19



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July 4, 2015. Days Kazoo Band. Paul Goldfinger photograph ©. Blogfinger.net. Ocean Grove lifestyles.


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Ocean Grove, NJ. July 4, 2018. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge.


BETTE MIDLER   2017 cast of Hello Dolly on Broadway:

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Shoreline dancers. 2015 July 4 parade in Ocean Grove, NJ Paul Goldfinger photo. Blogfinger.net©  Click to Seymour.

There were women volunteers at our hospital, and we called them “pink ladies” because of their smocks. But this variety of pink ladies are having a great time dancing  in the Ocean Grove Independence Day Parade.

Next month Main Avenue will be invaded by another month-long pinkification campaign promoting “wellness” for women.  But these Main Avenue dancers are a  home-grown reminder for girls and women to stay healthy.   Watch for them this July 4.

SAMUEL WRIGHT  “Kiss the Girl.”  A Disney song:


And,  while we are discussing kissing, here is JESSICA MOLASKEY with “A Kiss to Build a Dream On:”

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