Vineyard Embraces July Fourth Fever
Will Sennott and Caroline Kaplan

At the end of a Fourth of July celebration that spread across every corner of the Island from sunup to sundown, people and cheer filled the streets from Robinson Road to North Water street in the annual tradition of the Edgartown parade.

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Parades Small and Large, Flags Flying, Island Celebrates the Fourth
Julia Wells

Islanders and vacationers — thousands of them — celebrated the Fourth of July on a day packed with parades, picnics and fireworks.

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Edgartown Selectmen are July Fourth-Ready
Noah Asimow

The Edgartown Fourth of July parade will take place on Independence Day as usual. Some things never change, but this year Col. Ted Morgan will be missing.

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Edgartown’s Honor Roll Unveiled in Bronze All The Island Celebrates July Fourth
Vineyard Gazette
To the martial music of her own brass band, Edgartown staged a parade in celebration of the Fourth and in honor of her veterans of the World war, which must have convinced these forty-five youths and men that they still stand ace-high in the estimation of their fellow townsmen. For Edgartown does not forget and she proved that memorable fact in a memorable fashion.
 
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A Full Fourth

Edgartown’s Fourth of July ceremonies began on the morning of the third, when the submarine Becuna arrived in the outer harbor.

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All Roads Lead to Edgartown for Fourth of July
Katherine Gianni
People, dogs, pirates, pink sharks — Edgartown Fourth of July parade was a time for everyone and everything to come together.
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Gen. Charles Grey Brings Revolution to the Island
Lisa Grunwald
Anne Morrow Lindbergh wrote, “It doesn’t matter that it can’t last, that we don’t find it more often. To know that there has been such perfection - it is worth living for. It exists. It has been - it is. One can contemplate it and feel a complete peace.”
 
We reach into the past to uncover characters, words or deeds that may reaffirm our belief in the principles of our nation or the lifestyle of our Island. We try to create an idyllic past - the ‘perfection’ of which Mrs. Lindbergh wrote - so that we may strive toward an idyllic future.
 
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Holiday in Aquinnah: Why Leave Town at All?
Noah Asimow

Sixteen years ago, five Aquinnah families decided they didn’t want to make the trek into Edgartown on July 4. So they started their own tradition.

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Camp Ground Parade Celebrates Small
Landry Harlan

In the cooling shade of the Oak Bluffs Camp Ground, about 150 kids and their families walked, biked or got a ride in a stroller Wednesday morning during the 21st annual Fourth of July children’s parade.

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The Fourth of July
Vineyard Gazette
The Fourth of July, the anniversary of the Nation’s independence, passed off in this town, without any public demonstration of joy, and the stillness of the Sabbath reigned throughout the day; but from many hearts devout aspirations of gratitude ascended...
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