The city of Lansing's annual Fourth of July celebration came six days early, with a display Friday night at Kenneth W. Bernard Community Park. Mayor Billy Blackwell said the turnout appeared to be record-setting.

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The city of Lansing's annual Fourth of July celebration came six days early, with a display Friday night at Kenneth W. Bernard Community Park. Mayor Billy Blackwell said the turnout appeared to be record-setting.

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The occasion marks the day in which the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, making the United States a country separate from Great Britian.

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Fort Leavenworth will host its Fourth of July Celebration on the holiday, with events beginning at 4 p.m. and the Salute to the Union and fireworks show beginning about 8:30 p.m. at Merritt Lake.