Bonus Snapshots: A Patriotic Fourth in Ottawa, Kansas
This year, our Fourth of July reflected on why we’re able to celebrate the holiday in the first place. Jim and I kicked off our holiday at the Glorious Fourth celebration at the Old Depot Museum in Ottawa, Kansas, where we joined over a hundred other early birds for a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a great oration on why our history is important, and a nice breakfast of apple-stack cakes. I realized as the Declaration of Independence was being read how long it has been since I’ve really thought about what those soon-to-be Americans were fighting for, and how we’re still sorting out those hopes and needs today.
Kansas House Representative Blaine Finch talked about the importance of our history during his oration at the Glorious Fourth Celebration.
A visitor from the past joined the Glorious Fourth celebration at the Old Depot Museum.
Apple-stack cakes were served during the Glorious Fourth celebration.
Our day ended with a fabulous fireworks display hosted by the city. Thousands of Ottawans sat on the levee walls of the Marais des Cygnes River downtown to watch a magnificent show.