By Slim Randles
For The Creswell Chronicle 

A very private American moment

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July 5, 2018



We all watched as the flag came by. It was the first thing in the parade, of course. A great big one, carried by two of the kids from the ROTC at the high school. The bands followed, along with the mounted patrol, the ski patrol in their summer-weight jackets, the float with the princesses on it, and the local kids leading dogs and cats – some rather reluctantly – on leashes.

For some of us, the Fourth of July parade is a chance to see just how much the local kids have grown over the past year. For others, it’s a chance to see something that is really ours. This is our valley. This is...



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