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Celebrate Freedom — Fourth of July 1994

Back when I was a young whelp, my first job out of college was for the local newspaper company which owned the weekly newspaper for the town I grew up in. It owned three papers which covered a number of towns in Bergen County, New Jersey. The very first original editorial content I was asked to write was the Fourth of July editorial piece. Before this, as the young kid on the staff I was relegated to re-writing press releases and writing obits. Looking back, and reading it 24 years later it might seem hokey, but the sentiment remains.

The following was originally published July 1, 1994 by The Sun Bulletin, The Reporter, and The Press-Journal newspapers.

Celebrate Freedom