To the editor:

On behalf of the American Legion William F. Ball Post #48, Nevada, Iowa, we would like to express our appreciation and a big thank-you to all of those who participated in the Fourth of July parade, organized by the American Legion. A special thanks is due especially to our volunteer Fire Department for not only the fire trucks, but the large flag suspended over Sixth Street. Thanks, also, to our young Scouts and the Community Band for their participation and the many others, too numerous to mention. Other businesses and organizations need to consider participating in our Fourth of July celebration next year. All of us, as Americans, need to be grateful for our country and strive together to make it a beacon of hope for all people.

Tim McLaughlin

Post 48 Parade Chairman