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Indicators that an OSS Society event is under way: the official party favor is an elegant martini glass, strolling violinists play "The Ballad of the Green Berets" and multiple conversations begin with such phrases as "General, I haven't seen you since Afghanistan."
The American spirit of independence ensures that Fourth of July celebrations across the nation remain in the grass-roots realm, despite intense efforts by clever marketers and merchandisers to co-opt, standardize and "brand" such events.
"With bravery, sacrifice, and courage, members of our armed services are protecting freedom at home and abroad, and we thank them for their service to our nation," Tommy Schultz, a spokesman for the Romney Victory Fund, tells Inside the Beltway.
"We are reminded that elections are important and have consequences for our freedom and well-being. The last three years have been an important lesson: We need strong leadership in Washington to turn our economy around," he adds. "As president, Mitt Romney will preserve our freedoms from an intrusive government that has moved away from the intentions of our Founders, and will put our nation back onto the path of prosperity."