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4th of July celebration best reflects real USA

The Sandpoint All-Star baseball team participated in the town's 4th of July Parade Monday. (Marianne Love/Slight Detour photo)
The Sandpoint All-Star baseball team participated in the town's 4th of July Parade Monday. (Marianne Love/Slight Detour photo)

In a post this week, Marianne Love/Slight Detour says our national birthday celebration offers a true picture of this country, not all the negative coverage in the media:

Fourth of July 2016 is in the books.  I wish the images that we see of our nation's annual birthday party would take up more time and space in the media, as opposed the massive amounts of reports dealing with terror, nasty politics, crime and generally negative behavior. 

I kinda think the current media overkill (no pun intended) misrepresents what's really happening across our country.  

It takes a local parade and other similar events to help us get back in touch with the reality of day-to-day productive, fun-loving and pure American life.

Yes, the Fourth of July is a celebration, but in many cases its local celebratory activities best reflect how much love, dedication, hard work, pride, joy, common respect, patriotism, etc. happens each and every day as we Americans do like Bill told Annie to do on her recent Camino hike---simply put one foot in front of the other. More here.



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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