Abilene News

Published 3:50 pm Thursday, June 27, 2013

As Chris Brochon on WFLO Radio would say, “Today (June 28) is the 179th day of the year, with 187 days remaining”.

Next Tuesday, July 2, we will be dead center of the year — 183rd day with 183 remaining.

But there is a much more important day next week – Independence Day -the 4th of July.

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Even if you don't have any major plans for that day, I hope that you will stop and take a moment to remember all those who have gone before and those who continue to go in harms way to protect us – to ensure that we continue to be “the land of the free and the home of the brave”.

When George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Benjamin Franklin and many others whose names we don't know and wouldn't recognize came together to craft our founding documents-Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights-they knew exactly what they were doing.

Those documents are every bit as relevant today as they were when they were written.

So whether your plans are for a spectacular 4th, or just a cookout with family and friends don't forget to remember what the celebration is all about.


If you don't have any plans or want to stay close to home for the 4th of July, Poplar Forest is holding their Annual Fourth of July celebration. There will be music, food, games, storytelling, historical entertainment, reading of the Declaration of Independence, and more. If you want more information, go to www.poplarforest.org. I hope to see you there.

Belated birthday wishes to Marie Fowler who celebrated June 26. And happy birthday wishes to Kim Marston who will celebrate June 29, Lacy Mylun who will celebrate on July 1, Lena Rose Dowdy, of Farmville, who will celebrate July 3, Myrna McKay, of Farmville, who will celebrate on July 5, and Troy Adams on July 6.

Happy anniversary wishes to Captain John and Marolyn Lavra who will celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary on July 10.

If you have any birthdays, news, or announcements that you would like to share, please call me at 223-2271 or email me at kz5ro@kinex.net.