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Independence Day 2010

by Nate Billings and Paul Hellstern and Sarah Phipps Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm •  Published: July 4, 2010
Boy Scouts march with American flags during the LibertyFest Parade, Saturday, July 3, 2010, in downtown Edmond, Okla. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Boy Scouts march with American flags during the LibertyFest Parade, Saturday, July 3, 2010, in downtown Edmond, Okla. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Since the Fourth of July fell on a Sunday this year, there were celebrations to photograph the day before. Some events made it through the weather, like Edmond’s LibertyFest Parade and the concert by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic with a fireworks display at Red, White, and Boom! The Yukon Freedom Fest, however, had to pack up early because of the rain. Hopefully the events today will avoid the weather problems.

Click here to see a photo gallery from the LibertyFest Parade.

And here for pictures from Red, White, and Boom!

Fireworks explode as the Oklahoma City Philharmonic plays "Stars and Stripes Forever" for the finale of their free Patriotic Pops concert during the Independence Day celebration Red, White, and Boom! east of the Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Saturday, July 3, 2010. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Fireworks explode as the Oklahoma City Philharmonic plays "Stars and Stripes Forever" for the finale of their free Patriotic Pops concert during the Independence Day celebration Red, White, and Boom! east of the Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Saturday, July 3, 2010. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Ted Flanagan squeegies the rain off of his 1963 1/2 Ford Falcon, during Freedom Fest, in Yukon, Oklahoma, Saturday, July 3, 2010. Flanagan's falcon won the People's Choice award at the event's car show before the rain ended activites. By Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman
Ted Flanagan squeegies the rain off of his 1963 1/2 Ford Falcon, during Freedom Fest, in Yukon, Oklahoma, Saturday, July 3, 2010. Flanagan's falcon won the People's Choice award at the event's car show before the rain ended activites. By Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman

Have a happy and safe Fourth.

-Nate Billings


by Nate Billings
Photographer
Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
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by Paul Hellstern
Photographer
Paul Hellstern is a native Oklahoman and has lived in Edmond since it was a college town of 10,000. He graduated from Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma) with degrees in both History and Philosophy. Picking up a...
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by Sarah Phipps
Photographer
Born in Missouri, Sarah Phipps graduated of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Mass Communication and French in 1999. After an internship with the St. Joe News-press, Sarah moved to Oklahoma for a full-time job at the...
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