Happy Birthday America!
On July 4, 1776 this country claimed its independence from England. Every Fourth of July Americans celebrate that freedom and independence with parades, picnics, family gatherings, and fireworks. What does the "Fourth of July" mean to you?
John Paul Flournoy
"The Fourth of July means fireworks and celebrating that we are an independent nation!"
John Paul Flournoy, Chino Valley
"As a child we always went to the 4th of July celebration at Watson Lake, it was one of my favorite holidays. I enjoy everyone getting together and being nice to each other. I wouldn't have the freedoms I have if it wasn't for the 4th, and this great country we live in."
Diane Junkins, Chino Valley
"Right now it means the world to us. Independence means support our troops, the people who are fighting for our independence now. Our business says it all, Freedom Crane, Freedom for all. On 9/11 every year we have the people of the town sign our 'headache' ball in honor of those we lost, and to honor our great country.
We always have 'Old Glory' flying from our crane.
Elizabeth Bohl, Paulden
The Fourth of July reminds me of my dad who was a fighter pilot in the South Pacific during World War II. I always fly my flag for the Fourth, and for my father.
Ron Wright, Phoenix
"The Fourth means it's my dads birthday. He told us when we were little, that's why they did fireworks." Of course its the celebration of Independence Day.
When I was a kid, the Fourth of July was a bigger holiday with parades etc. Now its like the Fourth, Flag Day, and Memorial Day have just turned into long weekends. It seems like a loss of civic pride and patriotism."
Dennis Dingley, Paulden