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America the Beautiful!

06/30/15 | View Comments

Where will you be this weekend for Independence Day celebrations? Like many this long weekend, you will likely gather with others in a local city park, or visit one of the many grand state or national parks. July 4th celebrations are usually quite the opposite of most sensory experiences we discuss here;  loud, busy and joyful rather than quiet and reflective. However, this weekend can be a time for you to reflect on our nation’s identity and our long standing love of green spaces.

Kids enjoying live music, picnics and July 4th activities  in the Rocky Mountains.

Kids enjoying live music, picnics and July 4th activities in the Rocky Mountains.

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