As school let out for the summer at Redoubt Elementary, the traditional faculty led wave to departing buses was also a departing wave for Principal John Pothast, fondly called "JP" by teachers and parents alike at Redoubt.
The magic of Independence Day and the love of liberty was passed on to yet another generation thanks to efforts of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce, sponsors and hundreds who joined the annual 4th of July Parade and celebration this year.
"The clustered stars and the steadfast bars, the red, the white and the blue!" A couple hundred people turned out for the 24th Annual Happy Birthday America! God and Country Rally, June 28th at the Peninsula Christian Center.