By Vicki OBrien
July 14, 2006
Whether or not people agree with the subject matter of Fourth
of July parade entrants is really a mute point. You may certainly
disagree with a person's or organization's stance, however, the
Fourth of July parade committee does not exclude any entry based
on content. The Chamber Committee (which, by the way, begins
meeting in preparation for the parade in February; I heartily
encourage any interested parties to join!) does not practice
discrimination, believing the parade is a community event for
everybody. Slanderous, vulgar and slanderous entries are not
permitted, however, entrants are encouraged to creatively voice
Independence day is just that... a day of Independence. We should
cherish and celebrate the fact that we DO have the ability to
express our opinions Independent of retaliation.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: "Member of Chamber
Events Committee 2003-2005"
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