The story is familiar to us all. A gaggle of white men in powdered wigs sat around a table voted to declare our independence from the British Empire. There was Thomas Jefferson, the planter intellectual, John Adams, in many ways the man behind the scenes, and old Benjamin Franklin, the homes…
WHITING | Shortly before the start of the city's 95th annual Fourth of July parade Friday morning, 11-year-old Ariana Ferreira, of Whiting, sat patiently wearing her Minnie Mouse ears.
The Fourth of July weekend celebrates community, local as well as national. Parades featuring people in uniform — scouts, firefighters and police as well as the military — traditionally are a fixture. Military uniforms remind us of the role of war in our history — and present. The current Ve…
LAPORTE | LaPorte residents like their Fourth of July parade.
St. Joseph is hosting a celebration of America's 238th birthday along the Lake Michigan shore that includes fireworks, music and a farmers market.
Porter County residents and visitors will have plenty to do to keep themselves occupied on Independence Day.
Region views on the Fourth of July
Natile White, Kouts | "On the Fourth, we're taking my kids to Omaha to celebrate the holiday with my brother."
Nina Arzumanian, Munster| "Watching the hometown parade. Watching my daughter perform but also remembering the true reason for the celebration, by many, for us."
Kristen Bohling, Schererville | "I'll probably just go to Crown Point fireworks."
Angela Mion, Mt. Prospect | "I'm going to a party at a friend's house. We'll barbecue and have a keg."
Pat King, Morgan Township | "We will invite family and friends to an 80-foot food table. We provide the meat and homemade ice cream and everyone else brings the rest. We do a hayride and fireworks, too."
Glenn Rhodes, Munster | "Probably watching my son's baseball game."
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