I had the opportunity to walk through Upper Arlington the weekend before the 4th of July. The whole town was alive with activities preparing for the celebration on Monday. People were working on floats, backyard barbecues were lit and houses were full of friends and neighbors enjoying the extended weekend together. The float that is pictured here was being constructed in someone’s driveway. Twenty minutes before I took the picture the float was swarming with people putting the pieces together. They had taken a break for dinner. Across the street, another neighbor had catered a picnic in his driveway for the workers. People of all ages and backgrounds had come together to work, eat and play. It was the best of American values on display.
Preparations For The 4th Of July