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4th of July Party 2023 at the Zistelalm

4th July Party 2023 at the Zistelalm


On 4th of July we celebrate the Independence of the United States of America from Great Britain’s rule. It is the day the Congress voted to approve independence by passing the LEE RESOLUTION on July 2 and the Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence two days later, on July 4. In other words, the United States of America were established on July 4th, 1776, i.e. 247 years ago, when the Founding Fathers Delegates of the Second Continental Congress declared that the Thirteen Colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain, King George III, and were now united, free, and independent states. 

4th of July Party 2023 auf der Zistelalm

"Please dress in red, white and blue

and bring your friends!"


Über 80 Gäste treffen hoch über Salzburg im Restaurant Zistelalm ein

Trotz des regnerischen, kühlen Wetters finden sich an diesem Sonntag, 2. July 2023, um 12 Uhr über 80 Gäste zur Feier des 247. Unabhängigkeitstags der USA auf der Zistelalm auf dem Gaisberg oberhalb von Salzburg ein. Anders als gewohnt können wir wetterbedingt nicht im Freien auf der Terrasse feiern, sondern verlegen die Feier ins Innere des Restaurants Zistelalm auf 1001 Meter über Meer.

4th of July Party 2020: Statement of Charles Geiger

Charles A. Geiger is member of our society, his profession is Apl. Prof. at the University of Salzburg  Fachbereich Chemie und Physik der Materialien, Abt. Materialwissenschaften & Mineralogie, Jakob-Haringer-Strasse 2a, 5020 Salzburg, Österreich.


Personal Thoughts on the Fourth of July

 There are a number of misunderstandings about the USA and its history and not just among Europeans. One of the biggest ones was that the USA, as we know it today, was somehow preordained. However, just a quick perusal of history demonstrates that this was never the case. The USA in all its expressions, ways of thought and institutions, was never planned and no one could foresee how it would develop. In fact, one can speak of an experiment. There is something called “American Exceptionalism”.

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