Happy Independence Day!

This week we wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day weekend. We've chosen to share a few photos that capture the spirit of the holiday.

Cecil Store, in Cecil, Oregon. Photo by Joni Kabana

Cecil Store, in Cecil, Oregon. Photo by Joni Kabana

Zoe James, 11, of Sweet Home waits with her 14-year-old Arabian, Blaze, for the start of her event at the Linn County 4H-FFA fair in Albany, Oregon. Photo by Mark Ylen

Zoe James, 11, of Sweet Home waits with her 14-year-old Arabian, Blaze, for the start of her event at the Linn County 4H-FFA fair in Albany, Oregon. Photo by Mark Ylen

Roderick Olsen created a combination flag and flower monument from this 1944 International truck. Photo by Stewart Harvey

Roderick Olsen created a combination flag and flower monument from this 1944 International truck. Photo by Stewart Harvey