A forum for Princeton residents to express opinions about local and national issues
of the Week: "What
does the 4th of July holiday mean to you?"
"Celebrate our nation as we know it."
Rip Diringer, Princeton Community Village
"Two things: I think of it historically what happened in 1776 on this date, and during the eight/nine years of the American revolution; and I think of it in the modern sense the men and women who are out there protecting our freedoms so that we may enjoy a day like this, today."
John Mills, Battlefield Curator, Mercer Road
"Parties and celebrations and reading the Declaration of Independence."
Ariel,12, Princeton Junction
"Teaching my sons, ages 3 and 5, about the Revolutionary War and freedom."
Melissa Chamberlain, Derien Avenue
"For me, I have always grown up doing the re-enacting and finding out about the founding of our country, and how lucky we are to have the freedoms that we do. So every Fourth of July we are here doing this event to show people about the Declaration of Independence we have a reading of that and to show people how fortunate we are."
Jenny Mills, Mercer Road