Hundreds Gather For Independence Day
Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 8:41 pm
By: News On 6
Hundreds of Tulsans packed the city's River Parks to salute freedom Wednesday. Fireworks will light up the sky from the 21st Street Bridge. News On 6 anchor Latoya Silmon reports people have been there all day waiting for them.
They came armed with the essentials, coolers, lounge chairs and of course a grill. All in a hopes to pass the time as they waited for the sounds of the Fourth of July
â€œWe will be here until it's over. I've been coming here for five years,â€ said spectator Debbie Morphis.
â€œI'm trying to get into every Centennial event that I can this year, because it's such a big event for Oklahoma and Tulsa,â€ said spectator Donna Hendricks.
And many are just glad the sun is shining for it.
â€œIt's not raining! Yes! We were so happy,â€ said Morphis.
Even though this is one big party, some say you can't forget to salute those who fought for such freedom.
â€œI'm proud. My dad was in the Air Force. I'm a Blue Star mom, and I've always supported the vets and the troops and I will always. People don't realize what they do,â€ Hendricks said.
Of course, that's what Independence Day is all about.
Watch the video: Tulsans Come Together To Salute Our Freedom