Letter: Meaning of day lost on revelers

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You can ask teenagers, as well as some adults, the question, "What is the Fourth of July?" For many, their answer would not be Independence Day, it would be something like July 4 or Firecracker Day, any number of answers except the correct one.

This country has been so dumbed-down that we don't even know what "July the Fourth" means or stands for. Now we treat the day as a day to have fun and destroy homes by fire. Our Vancouver City Council cannot even scrape together enough courage to vote the fireworks out.

Jim Souder

Vancouver