Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Treaty of Rome 1957

Happy Independence Day!  As I've been listening to the soundtrack of "Hamilton," and get more interested in seeing it someday (when the price of a ticket won't cost me my firstborn), I have been reading more and more about that period in our history.

The Declaration of Independence I have heard of, but have you ever heard of the Treaty of Rome?  Maybe some of you history buffs have, but I never had, so I was curious as to why the UN was having a big 60th anniversary party for it in the park.

If you are interested in what it is, read the following quote from Britannica; otherwise, skip to the following paragraph.  

"It established the European Economic Community (EEC), creating a common market and customs union among its members.  The Treaty Establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, for the purpose of developing peaceful applications of atomic energy, was signed by the same countries (Belgium, France, the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands) on the same day, and therefore the two treaties together are often called the Treaties of Rome."

I looked up "Treaty of Rome" on wikipedia and found this quote, "It remains one of the two most important treaties in the modern-day European Union (EU)."  So there you go. 

Anyway, one of the ladies in the girls' ballet class is from Japan, and she was going to be a part of organizing this celebration.  She asked the dance teacher to choose three girls to perform at the park during the ceremony.  Kylie and Karis were two of the three.

There were a lot of dignitaries and cameras present.

There was a cake cutting, some elementary school singers, and then the balloon release.

Well...some of the balloons released.
Others just laid down because they were tired.

 However, they made a lovely backdrop for the girls from where I was sitting.

 Caleb videoed them on a camera that I don't know how to download from, but if you are interested, I have a video of them performing the same dance at a local mall a few weeks later.  They were asked, along with some other performers, to "open" a fashion show at the mall.

However, some man steps in front of my camera near the end of their dance as he tried to figure out where people could find seating.  But you can still get a gist of the dance :)

Click HERE to see the video.

💥💥Happy 4th of July!💥💥

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