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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July to Everyone!

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

USA Flag on a grave at Oddernes Church graveyard
Kristiansand, Norway - 4 July 2011

Some Norwegian Trivia . . .

Queen Sonja of Norway also celebrated her birthday today.

Sonja was born in Oslo on 4 July 1937 as the daughter of wood merchant Karl August Haraldsen (1889-1959) and Dagny Ulrichsen (1898-1994) and grew up in the district of Vinderen in Oslo.
She and Crown Prince Harald were wed on 29 August 1968, at Oslo Domkirke. Sonja came from non-royal status/bloodlines.
Crown Prince Harald became Norway's King Harald V on 21 January 1991 after the death of his father, King Olav V, on 17 January 1991.

Both the current king's father and grandfather had married their first cousins.
Father: King Olav V of Norway wed his first cousin, Princess Märtha of Sweden.
Grandfather: Prince Carl of Denmark (Haakon VII of Norway) married his first cousin Princess Maud of Wales.

1 comment:

Royce A Ratterman said...

It has been said that one can honor the war dead without honoring the war(s) they fought in.
What do you think ... True or False?