Hope everyone had a happy 4th of July!!
Dublin itself doesn't have a "central" 4th celebration (but they have legalized the "safe and sane" fireworks, so people celebrate that way). I instead headed over to the neighboring town, Pleasanton, to take part in their festivities; the annual theme is "Celebrating Freedom and its Evolution since the Revolution".
I was actually taking part in the celebration by playing in the community band onstage, so most of these pictures were taken by my mom--thanks, Mom!
Here, greeter Barbara Lucich hands out programs and American flags to attendees.
Our Master of Ceremonies Ken McDonald.
Our local Lions club was selling lunch--a hot dog, soda, and a bag of chips, all for $1! Thank you, Lions Club!
Our local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) legion presents the colors.
The all-volunteer Pleasanton Community Concert Band provides patriotic music for the afternoon (and I'm up there! :) ).
Our own "Uncle Sam" (AKA Pleasantonian Ward Belding) reads a tribute to Abraham Lincoln (and for the record, he owns that suit and his mother made it for him in high school--and he can still fit into it!).
Recognizing veterans and thanking them for serving!
It was a good 'ol flag-waving celebration!