MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

What Independence Day means to kids

It's a holiday known for fireworks and cookouts, but, of course, the real meaning behind the day goes much deeper. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

It's a holiday known for fireworks and cookouts, but, of course, the real meaning behind the day goes much deeper.

It's a day for Americans to celebrate our freedom and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

It's a concept many local children already understand.

Families filled Main Street in Hendersonville on Tuesday to celebrate the Fourth of July. The parade kicked off at 11 a.m., with a line of tractors making their way from Five Points to Caswell Street.

As the activities unfolded, we asked the youngsters what July 4 means to them.

"It means to me how we honor our veterans," 10-year-old Jack said.

"I think of the parades and the fireworks," Chrissy, 6, said. "And I also think of America and everyone that fighted for America."

"I think the Fourth of July is a very important holiday. It really emphasizes American values and what this country was founded on," Peyton, 18, said.

"I love it so we can go out and celebrate with our friends and family," 10-year-old Sadie said.

Trending