Assemblymember Gabryszak Encourages Reflection on Independence Day | Events
This July 4th, as we head to the stores in search of the fixings for a perfect celebration, it is important that we pause to reflect upon why this holiday is so important. We must remember and acknowledge our nation’s heroes – the brave men and woman who have fought to achieve and protect our freedom.
When enjoying time with family and friends at barbeques and beautiful fireworks displays, we must remember that this is the day our nation’s founding fathers declared our independence from Great Britain. When we see the many American flags displayed, we must recall that the flag represents freedom. It is a steadfast reminder of those we have lost, and the cause they gave their lives to – liberty and justice, for all.
The United States was formed 236 years ago, when members of 13 colonies banded together to emancipate themselves from the rule of Great Britain. They united under one set of ideals that still stands today, as designated by the Declaration of Independence.
There are several Independence Day events going on around our area, including:
- Independence Days - Save-A-Lot Parking Lot, 10 Aurora St., Lancaster
- July 3: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- July 4: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
*Parade begins at 2 p.m., with fireworks at dusk on the 4th
- Independence Day Celebration - Cheektowaga Town Park
- July 3: 5 – 11 p.m.
- July 4: All day
- *Parade begins at noon, with fireworks at dusk on the 4th
As we celebrate this July 4th, we must remind ourselves that freedom is not free. There are still brave men and women fighting to protect our freedom every day.