NORMAN — Consider this: When the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence in 1776, there were an estimated 2.5 million residents in the 13 original colonies.
Today, Independence Day 2014, the nation’s population is estimated at 318.4 million with many of them decked out in red, white and blue at the beach, watching parades or setting off fireworks.
The annual Brookhaven Parade, sponsored by Don Cies Real Estate Co., begins at 9:30 a.m. at 1203 Brookhaven Blvd. It’s the 25th year for the parade, which features decorated wagons, bicycles, golf carts, children and pets.
Later, Norman Day festivities begin at 4 p.m. at Reaves Park on South Jenkins Avenue. It’s a relaxed, daylong celebration, with families often gathering generations of members together. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.
In Moore, the Celebration of the Heartland will begin at 10 a.m. at Buck Thomas Park, 1901 NE 12th, with fireworks beginning at dark.
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