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July 4, 1776

As the United States begins the celebration of the 236th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, let us extend our best wishes for an enjoyable day. Let us not forget all of the men and women that have served in our armed forces so that we can enjoy the freedoms that the US Constitution gives to each American. Take a moment to say thank you to a veteran or a member of our armed forces.

LCDR Charles A. Spitz, USCGR (ret).

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

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Hi All......

Very well said Charlie.

Thank you and all the other Durantonians who have served our country.

Enjoy the 4th............

Frank...See y'all in Traverse City! ---

Where Are You From? Hookstown Pennsylvania

Do You own a car built by Durant? Some

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Charlie, Frank, All,
Yes great semtiments on the "4th of July" and all the US veterans past and present really do Thank You, and do appreciate the recognition!

But let us also not forget all our Canadian friends, relatives, and Canadian veterans too on the just passed "Canada Day" (Sunday July 1st) an equally great day of celeration for Canada! They have also given much over the years to sacrifice, build, and establish a great nation there based on the same values we Veterans in the US cherish here! I also say Thank You to them for their past and continued support.

Lance C.

Where Are You From? Niceville Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 and 26 Locomobile JR-8's, 1928 Loco 8-70, 30 Durant 610

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Thank you.

And we salute our veterans not only to the north in Canada, but it all countries where the men and women serve to protect the democracy of those nations, and to strive for peace in the world.

LCDR Charles A. Spitz, USCGR (ret)

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

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Well said! Also thanks to Lance Chabot for the sentiments regarding Canada. We had a great celebration and our annual "Durant Invitational Gathering" was a great success. We had one staunch supporter, "Kenn Young" from New York state with his 1931 Roadster.
Congratulations on both sides of our undefended border.
See you in Traverse City with your Durant!
Gordon & Mary Carolyne.

Where Are You From? Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 Frontenac

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I appreciate the precision in your first sentence. We celebrate "Declaration of Independence Day", on a designated day. We actually won our Independence by the Treaty of Paris, ratified 14 January 1784. This is when Britain decided to no longer claim the colonies. Various other countries participated. So our "Independence Day" should be 14 January. Of course, the Franco American Treaty, in Paris, on 6 Feb 1778, which first formally recognized the United States, basically made it possible.

So anyway you cut it, the celebration should be in deep winter, but that wouldn't be much fun..

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

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Yea it's kind of hard to roast hot dogs and hamburgers for a cookout and ride in the old Durants with no heat in the winter. Don't think many would come to your get together up there in Oh Canada.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door


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