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FAYETTEVILLE (WVVA) -- Freedom, fireworks, barbecues, parades, time with family -- those are just a few of the many reasons people enjoy celebrating the Fourth of July.

On this day in 1776, our forefathers began a new experience called democracy.  Now, 237 years later, that independent spirit lives on. 

"I like living in America because we don't have to fight or [anything]," says Abella Justice.

"Take time to say, thank you America," says Senator Joe Manchin, (D) West Virginia.  "Recognize that we have a great country because people sacrifice an awful lot for us."

For others, there is nothing more American than spending a beautiful summer day with loved ones.

"I like talking to people I haven't seen in awhile," says Andrew Elliott.  "A number of my friends go to a different school than I do, and this gives me a chance to talk with them while they're in town." 

"No place like home," says Kelvin Holliday.  "You can se every corner is lined up with people.  People flying their flags.  Very patriotic, a good place to call home."

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