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There was a pause in the beginning of Sunday's Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival Grand Parade while veterans were saluted and given certificates on behalf of their service for America during World War II. Veterans had a designated area in front of the courthouse. Pioneer Photo/Delaney Daly

Bemidji honors Fourth of July


"Oh say, can you see?"

The nation's flag has resurfaced continuously over the Fourth of July weekend. Its "broad stripes and bright stars" have recently become a big part of everyday life.

Independence Day has all the classic hypes that come with American tradition: grilled food, parades, carnivals and fireworks. These make up the quintessential Fourth of July weekend.

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