A 4th of July Question for my fellow Americans

@LeaPea2417 (21129)
Toccoa, Georgia
July 4, 2017 1:09pm CST
Has there ever been any 4th of July where you were out of the Country and celebrated with fellow Americans in that other Country? It happened to me and my Sister in the summer of 1983. We were traveling in France with a group of High School girls and our High School French Teacher. We had traveled throughout the country and it ended up that on the exact July 4th of that year, we were in Nice France. I remember at a restaurant near our hotel, our group joined other groups of Americans in a section of the restaurant and at one point during our meal, we all sang "God Bless America". Then, after the meal, my Sister and I went back to our hotel and asked the guy behind the desk if we could make an international call. He spoke broken English , at first he didn't get what we meant, then he understood and he let us do it and we were successful and got through to our Parents and we had a nice little conversation. That is a 4th of July I will never forget.
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@jstory07 (68294)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Jul 17
Memories are really nice to have. Happy 4th of July to you.
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@LeaPea2417 (21129)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Jul 17
Thank you, I hope your 4th of July is going well.
@RasmaSandra (18420)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Jul 17
Happy Fourth to you. I miss not being in the states during this holiday. We went to the US Embassy Fourth of July picnic on Saturday. They throw one ever year so then I don't feel so homesick.
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@LeaPea2417 (21129)
• Toccoa, Georgia
5 Jul 17
That is nice that they have the picnic.
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@Deepizzaguy (13843)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
7 Jul 17
In the former Canal Zone in Panama their was Fourth Of July celebrations before 1999. What I understand from seeing You Tube videos that the practice still goes on.
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@LeaPea2417 (21129)
• Toccoa, Georgia
7 Jul 17
That is interesting.
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@Deepizzaguy (13843)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
7 Jul 17
@LeaPea2417 I lived in the former Canal Zone in Panama from 1961-1978.
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@Tracy04 (10868)
• Malaysia
5 Jul 17
Never experienced it yet. Would like to celebrate together if happen to met American citizen in the future
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@LeaPea2417 (21129)
• Toccoa, Georgia
5 Jul 17
That would be neat.
@Tracy04 (10868)
• Malaysia
5 Jul 17
@LeaPea2417 Maybe if I happen to meet you I would like to celebrate also ^_^
@DWDavis (11681)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
5 Jul 17
July 4th, 1985, I was at Camp Hovey, Korea. On nearby Camp Casey, they had a country music star perform for the troops and then fireworks after. I am not sure, but I think the headliner was Tanya Tucker. My friends and I were stuck so far back in the crowd we couldn't make out anyone on stage but we could hear the music.
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@LeaPea2417 (21129)
• Toccoa, Georgia
6 Jul 17
That is interesting.
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@andriaperry (53497)
• United States
4 Jul 17
What a wonderful memory. Happy 4th. to you.
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@LeaPea2417 (21129)
• Toccoa, Georgia
5 Jul 17
Thanks, I hope you had a good holiday today too.
@Marty1 (34795)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7 Jul 17
That is a great thing that happened to you! I have only ever been in Canada for out of the country, and that was in June in 1991!
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@LadyDuck (163810)
• Switzerland
5 Jul 17
In 1983 I lived in Monte-Carlo, not very far from Nice (France). The Nice airport was the one from where we always started our trips to the United States.
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@marlina (74941)
• Canada
4 Jul 17
No, never happened to me.
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@Courtlynn (65081)
• United States
4 Jul 17
Nope never been out of the states.
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@JohnRoberts (60143)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Jul 17
I have never been out of the country on the 4th.
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• United States
7 Jul 17
Hi @LeaPea2417 nope I have never been in another country during my countries Independence day festivals but what you experienced sounds very patriotic and uplifting !