Fireworks near ANB Harbor on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Because of long summer daylight, Sitka’s main fireworks show goes off at 11:30 p.m. on the 3rd. During festivities on the 4th, everything from freedom to WWII Japanese internment camps was on the minds of Sitkans. (KCAW photo/Rachel Cassandra)


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On July 4th, Sitka saw it’s annual independence day celebration. It included a barn dance, a parade, acrobatics, and a root-beer-float giveaway. KCAW’s reporter Rachel Cassandra caught up with a few of the people celebrating and asked them for their thoughts about the day.

Slideshow: Sitka July 4, 2018