Happy Fourth of July, everybody! I’ve scoured Pinterest, Flickr and a bunch of blogs for these Bicentennial photos. Big props to the moms who made matching outfits for the entire family!
Where were you living on July 4, 1976? Do you remember what you did? Be sure to take this fun quiz I put together: Are You A Member of the Bicentennial Generation?
I was attending an elementary school in Colorado Springs that year. We had a school play and all the girls wore bonnets and dressed up like Betsy Ross. The boys wore white knee socks and dressed like Paul Revere. Throughout Colorado Springs, the city painted fire hydrants to look like Revolutionary War minutemen.
Schools throughout America used the Bennington Flag featuring stars and the number 76 in school pictures. Sometimes, tiny liberty bells were used as props. It was a huge celebration all across the country and I remember it fondly.
It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 40 years ago since we celebrated America’s 200th birthday. We’ve traveled nearly halfway to our 300th birthday!
In case you missed it, last year I posted a trippy Bicentennial video the United States Information Agency created for the Bicentennial celebration.
20 Bicentennial Photos
Have a blessed Fourth of July! If you have a Bicentennial photo you’d like to add to the Gen X Galleries, please email me at jenx67[at]cox[dot]net.