LAND OF THE FREE– Community set to celebrate Independence Day

On July 4, 1776, thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. As a result, every Fourth of July, Americans around the Country celebrate this historic event and nationally recognized holiday with family cookouts and massive firework displays. Some local citizens gave a little insight on what Independence Day means to them and what they have planned for that day.

Some, like 23-year-old San Benito resident Jessica Rodriguez, plan to use the three day weekend for a mini-vacation.

“I’ll be spending the weekend in Arroyo City with frienResaca Fest pic4-7-8gonzalez fam

ds and family,” said Rodriguez.


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