Our hometown 4th of July

Opinion: Editorials

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter

By Editorial

Our Views

This 4th of July is an outstanding day to celebrate, to internalize, to be mindful of the profound blessings and deep responsibilities of being an American. In a time when values we have taken for granted — civility, inclusion, respect for law and its norms, truth-telling — have gone haywire, the 4th is a day to affirm those values as we practice them in our communities.

We can start in the morning with the Oak Park Parade, a genuine celebration of the joy and the solace that comes from a community that has intentionally created a place of welcome and respect for all. 

Come evening is what we have come to see as Oak Park's most integrated celebration of the year: the Community Bank fireworks show at OPRF High School's stadium. A spectacular fireworks show, sponsored as a gift to the villages by our local bank. And, we boast, impossible to overlook, a Grand Finale underwritten by Wednesday Journal, the local newspaper. 

So next Wednesday, fly the flag, march in the parade, celebrate the final embers of the fireworks spectacular. And wake up Thursday ready to fight for your country's soul.

Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect

Answer Book 2018

To view the full print edition of the Wednesday Journal 2018 Answer Book, please click here.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.

MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad

Classified Ad

Latest Comments