Crowds gather in World's Fair Park for Festival on the Fourth

Crowds gather in World's Fair Park for Festival on the Fourth

Posted:
World's Fair Park filled up pretty quickly Friday night as many people are taking part in all of the activities going on there before the main events Friday night. World's Fair Park filled up pretty quickly Friday night as many people are taking part in all of the activities going on there before the main events Friday night.
The entertainment is endless, but many believe it's also a time to say thank you to a veteran for their service. The entertainment is endless, but many believe it's also a time to say thank you to a veteran for their service.

By CAMERON TAYLOR
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - World's Fair Park filled up pretty quickly Friday night as many people took part in all of the activities going on there before the main event.

Others gave thanks to those who fought for our freedom.

For many, the 4th of July was a time to spend with family and friends, especially at events like Festival on the Fourth at World's Fair Park.

The entertainment was endless, but many believe it was also a time to say thank you to a veteran for their service.

"Compared to Vietnam and looking at now, it's a great feeling. I'm seeing a lot of change where people are really appreciating what the soldiers are doing today," said veteran Brett Travis.

Travis served in the army for 37 years and retired as a colonel and chaplain for the military.

People in the Knoxville community say it's because of people like Travis that we have the things we do today.

"We've got independence and of our fathers and soldiers that have died for us. They have lived their life for us and they fought for us. So we can celebrate this day to remember them," said Crystal Brewer.

The fireworks were of course the big attraction Friday night, but some said it was the veterans in the crowd that made this holiday possible.

"You come in and out and the next thing you know, you've given your life to the service of the country. I'd do it again," said Travis.



 

Powered by WorldNow

1306 N. Broadway NE Knoxville,
Tennessee 37917

Telephone: 865.637.NEWS(6397)
Fax: 865.525.4091
Email: newsroom@wate.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Knoxville, Inc. A Media General Company.