What do you think? What does Independence Day mean to you?

By From page A13 | July 07, 2013

Debbie Parrella

manager, Winters:

“It’s kind of what America stands for, really. I think we’ve achieved independence far and beyond what other countries have, and that gives us a sense of pride.”

Hannah Walcott

receptionist, Fairfield:

“I think camaraderie. I think appreciation of our freedom.”

Emily Olavarri

massage therapist, Davis:

“On the one hand, it’s the day we spend with the family. (On the other,) it’s more meaningful in light of the recent Supreme Court decision shutting down DOMA and Prop. 8, which grants more freedom and liberties.”

Gregg Domin

retired, Castro Valley:

“Barbecuing with the family.”

Marilyn Domin

teacher, Castro Valley:

“Fireworks, and pride in all the freedom that our country has.”

Beth Lindeman

retired, Davis:

“A celebration of what the original patriots went through and suffered through to get this country going.”

Asked in downtown Davis

Compiled and photographed by Anna Sturla

Anna Sturla

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