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What Does Freedom Mean To You

What Does Freedom Mean to You?
This Sunday recognizes Independence Day, a national holiday to commemorate the day the United States laid down its claim to be a free and independent nation. While many of us will likely be gathering with friends and family enjoying parades and fireworks again this year after a hiatus last year, I encourage you to think about the meaning of freedom and its broader impact on you, your family, and our community.
Freedom means different things to each of us, and our freedom as a country has allowed us to grow, explore and imagine the impossible. Our founding fathers took important steps toward freedoms that continue to be built upon today. As a result, we are afforded opportunities we may not have had otherwise. Because of this commitment and vision for freedom, we are a diverse country, state and community. With diversity comes entrepreneurship and without freedom in entrepreneurship the Grinnell community would not be what it is today. 
Join us in Grinnell as we celebrate our freedom with the annual Fourth of July parade which will begin at 5pm on Sunday, July 4th. Please note we are using a new route this year due to road construction. You can find route and signup information here. At dusk that evening, fireworks can be viewed from Ahrens Park. 
As you enjoy your time with family and friends this weekend, please take a few moments to think about what freedom means to you, its impact on our community and how we can ensure we continue to work towards freedom, liberation and community building for all.
--Rachael Kinnick
07/01/2021 1:47 PM |Add a comment
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