Over two centuries ago a great nation was born, when the independence from Great Britain was declared. On Thursday, July 4, 2013, the holiday commemorated the 237th birthday of America in remembrance of the historical 1776 Declaration of Independence.

Streets, sidewalks public buildings, businesses and homes in Runnels County, just like everywhere else in the country, were blanketed with the traditional red, white and blue, while the flags were waving with the wind, displaying the American pride.