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Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, commemorates the United States declaration of independence from British rule on July 4, 1776. The day holds deep historical significance as it symbolizes the birth of a nation founded on the principles of freedom, equality, and democracy. Since the United States went to war with Britain, it was surprising to see the London United Club all decked out in red, white, and blue. I guess things have been forgiven since the war ended in 1783.
We spent some time in the smaller lounge (formerly known as the Global First Lounge). I’m not sure of the current admission criteria to this space. When I was a Global Services member, I was always granted entry. I’m now a Premier 1K® and flying in Polaris®. I asked about going in and was told to go right ahead.
Red, white, and blue balloons, streamers, and flags were throughout the lounge. A separate July 4th dessert buffet was set up with an assortment of patriotic treats.
Red Velvet Brownies
Mixed Dried Fruit & Granola Bites
We’re traveling home today and it was nice to see the patriotic display at the United Club at London Heathrow (LHR).
Anthony’s Take: I criticize United a fair amount, but today in this United Club they did a good job of bringing some of this patriotic holiday to life while outside of the United States.
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