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NCF 2013: The Different Meanings of America's Birthday

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July 4, 2013 -

The 4th of July is a holiday largely associated with outdoor picnics and family parties. But for some people, there is a deeper meaning.

Here in Traverse City, there is no shortage of fireworks, parades, and traditional fan fare.

Today people celebrated Independence Day, and those who continue to fight for America's continued freedom.

9 and 10's Marisa McKay and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson polled those celebrating at the National Cherry Festival today to learn what significance the 4th of July holds for them.

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