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in the [[underlined in red]] first row where banners of allied nations [[/underlined in red]] were born by American citizens. I [[underlined in red]] bore Belgian flag. Celine [[/underlined in red]] was marshall of [[underlined in red]] our group [[/underlined in red]] and marched bravely at the head of our row, alertly leading us, dressed in a plain comfortable white dress.
(A very impressive parade, orderly carried out and including representatives of [[strikethrough]] all [[/strikethrough]] every kind of foreign born citizens.
There is a [[underlined in red]] similar parade in every [[strikethrough]] city [[/strikethrough]] town or city of the Nation. I believe this is the most impressive Fourth of July ever celebrated since the beginning of our Republic. [[/underlined in red]] It is celebrated officially in France England and all allied nations 
[[underlined in red]] Uruguay has just voted to make it permanently a [[/underlined in red]]
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[[underlined in red]] national holiday. 
Nina[[/underlined in red]] is away to visit the Roses at the sea-shore, so [[underlined in red]] Celine [[/underlined in red]] and myself went for a long motor ride along the Sound & thru New Rochelle then back along beautiful sections to Ardsley and back. Had a most enjoyable supper at Longue Vue where we arrived towards sunset.
July 5. Another beautiful day. [[underlined in red]] Celine [[/underlined in red]] and I went away about 11 AM in small motor car. Took our lunch [[strikethrough]] basket to [[/strikethrough]] along shores of little brook of [[underlined in red]] Croton, then to Westpoint, [[/underlined in red]] where we saw the [[underlined in red]] new cadets being drilled by their older fellow cadets. Everything is so restful and serene here one would never imagine there is war anywhere. [[/underlined in red]] Took tea at Bear Mountain Inn then visited Stony Point Park then
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