July 4th, 1776 – ‘Murica Day

George and Eagle

Most people recognize this day as the day that the United States gained its independence from the British Empire.  What most people don’t know is that this is also the very same day the the U.S. Air Force was created.  The inaugural flight of what was then called the U.S. Army Air Corp, came when Gen. George Washington, riding on the back of giant bald eagle, flew out over the Hudson River Bay and sank the British flagship, H.M.S. Freedomhater, by bombarding it with flaming barrels filled with a highly combustible mixture of corn based moonshine and freedom (some argue that these two ingredients are the same thing).

When asked by a reporter how he had tamed the bald eagle enough to ride it, Gen. Washington informed him that he did not tame any eagle and that the eagle actually sought him out and volunteered its service.  He could tell the reporter didn’t understand the significance of this, so after a snarky remark about the liberal media, he open palm slapped the man, shouted “Murica!” and flew off into the night.


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