To The Daily Sun,
Here it is, May. Time to start planning to celebrate Independence Day. The last I heard was that there might not be a Laconia parade this year. I believe that it was due to staffing and budget issues in the Parks & Recreation Department.
This is a plea to seriously review these issues, and to determine how to make this happen. And it is a call to local groups and businesses to help with coordinating and supporting the parade. Of all of the national holidays, this is one of the most important, the beginning of our country. If you look at the heading of the document, it refers to the 13 United States of America. Note the capitalization. And it is the document where the signers pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
And in having a parade, I suggest that we stress the patriotic aspect from participants. It is not about who has the biggest truck, or which politician has the biggest following. It is to recognize and celebrate the Declaration of Independence. Perhaps some kind of recognition for the best, on topic participants, would be helpful. This could be as simple as a paper document from the city and council. And keep in mind, that we are not celebrating the 4th day of July, we are celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
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