Anchorage goes all out for a patriotic fourth of July. There is a huge parade with a very large military presence. After the parade there was a presentation of the history of the American Flag. There there was food. Even under cloudy skies, tents and booths were in abundance with all kinds of goodies from Caribou Steaks to Cajun style soup.
This was the "piping" of the flags, a term I had never heard before. The bagpipes were played. Then a history of each of the flags was given. Later, the superintendent of schools read the Declaration of Independence. You're probably yawning about now..but the reading was lively and interesting. Even school children sat still and listened.
Tomorrow we leave for the Portage Valley, just a few miles south of Anchorage via the Seward Scenic By Way.