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“To celebrate our freedom. We have to be thankful for the freedom that we have, that they gave to us.” - Abigail Meyer, 7

Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July? Sarasota kids answer

Friday, Jun. 21, 2019 |

“To celebrate our freedom. We have to be thankful for the freedom that we have, that they gave to us.” - Abigail Meyer, 7

“Because it’s the day that America got their independence. Then we get freedom to do what we want. It’s like America’s birthday, basically.” - Brandon Clevenger, 10

Friday, Jun. 21, 2019 |

“Because it’s the day that America got their independence. Then we get freedom to do what we want. It’s like America’s birthday, basically.” - Brandon Clevenger, 10

“To support our country.” - Davian Slabach, 8

Friday, Jun. 21, 2019 |

“To support our country.” - Davian Slabach, 8

“To celebrate the day we won independence. Because independence is like freedom and we won freedom on that same day. So, it’s basically America’s birthday.” - Hayden Baker, 10

Friday, Jun. 21, 2019 |

“To celebrate the day we won independence. Because independence is like freedom and we won freedom on that same day. So, it’s basically America’s birthday.” - Hayden Baker, 10

“Because it’s the day that America fought and that’s how we got our freedom. We celebrate and have fun with our families and care for who fought in the war.” - Iayla Iorenz, 7

Friday, Jun. 21, 2019 |

“Because it’s the day that America fought and that’s how we got our freedom. We celebrate and have fun with our families and care for who fought in the war.” - Iayla Iorenz, 7

“We celebrate freedom. So we don’t get ruled by kings and queens, and so we don’t need to do like really high taxes or let England take over.” - Jonathan Bell, 9

Friday, Jun. 21, 2019 |

“We celebrate freedom. So we don’t get ruled by kings and queens, and so we don’t need to do like really high taxes or let England take over.” - Jonathan Bell, 9

“Because it’s Independence Day. It’s the day that America won the war against Britain to be its own colony. Freedom is important because people should have their own rights.” - Leo Nevidonski, 9

Friday, Jun. 21, 2019 |

“Because it’s Independence Day. It’s the day that America won the war against Britain to be its own colony. Freedom is important because people should have their own rights.” - Leo Nevidonski, 9

“We celebrate America’s independence. We’re free and we could do whatever we like, besides illegal things. Spending time with your family.” - Lillian Anderson, 9

Friday, Jun. 21, 2019 |

“We celebrate America’s independence. We’re free and we could do whatever we like, besides illegal things. Spending time with your family.” - Lillian Anderson, 9

“Because you have fun in the snow.” - Logan Maine, 6

Friday, Jun. 21, 2019 |

“Because you have fun in the snow.” - Logan Maine, 6

“We got our freedom because we were slaves because of the king of England.” - Sarah von Suski, 7

Friday, Jun. 21, 2019 |

“We got our freedom because we were slaves because of the king of England.” - Sarah von Suski, 7

“Because the Fourth of July is the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed, which gave the U.S. freedom. And now, to this day, after 300 years we still light fireworks and eat food.” - Timothy Nesanelis, 10

Friday, Jun. 21, 2019 |

“Because the Fourth of July is the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed, which gave the U.S. freedom. And now, to this day, after 300 years we still light fireworks and eat food.” - Timothy Nesanelis, 10

“Because it’s America’s birthday. I think it’s important because of the fact that people found this place and we want to celebrate it while we still have it.” - Victoria Goodwin, 12

Friday, Jun. 21, 2019 |

“Because it’s America’s birthday. I think it’s important because of the fact that people found this place and we want to celebrate it while we still have it.” - Victoria Goodwin, 12

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