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LETTERS

DC Fourth event celebrated our nation and its liberty

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Ray Clarke Sr.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Leave it to some party poopers in the news media to spoil something that was supposed to be good.

I saw the Washington, D.C., Fourth of July celebration and it was awesome. The music, the parade and, yes, the president’s speech and the military hardware. Being a Navy vet I really enjoyed the Blue Angels’ flyover!

Now, the negative grumps in the media would have you to believe that this was all about President Trump.

No, it was not. This was a very patriotic celebration of our nation’s birthday and our defense of liberty. It is in my opinion that we need much more such celebrations, not fewer of them.

This country, warts and all, is still the grandest, freest country on planet Earth, and we have every reason to celebrate it!

I thank God for this and I thank God for America!

Ray Clarke Sr.

Elizabeth City