The Fourth of July holiday weekend celebrations will be in full tilt this weekend. In Salisbury, the annual fireworks, sponsored by The Salisbury Rotary Club, will be booming skyward on Saturday evening, July 4th, in celebration of our independent American heritage. Lime Rock Park is once again generously hosting the event. It is a major event which brings friends and neighbors from nearby towns together and benefits local charities, scholarship funds and numerous other Rotary projects.
Historically it is a time to celebrate the “Birth of American Independence”--thus the other title, Independence Day. In Sharon, American flags waving in the breezes along the length of the Green, placed by the American Legion Veterans, is an incredibly patriotic and beautiful sight. A national holiday is a time for all towns to celebrate our heritage in their own special way.
The wisdom of our forefathers, especially John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and others who drafted the Declaration of Independence should also be celebrated for that remarkable document adopted by all thirteen colonies on July 4, 1776.