Every now and then one of my photos is resurrected to be published in a historical retrospective and this July 4 brings a 1981 photo of President Carter in a parade down Peachtree Street in Atlanta. Within a year I would be working out of the Columbus AP bureau where I would stay until retirement in 2004.
At bottom left is the photo and a portion of the original caption. At right is the AP story marking highlights of other president’s July 4 activities. It’s a fun read.
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Through history, the Fourth of July has been a day for some presidents to declare their independence from the public. They’ve made tracks to the beach, the mountains, the golf course, the farm, the ranch. In the middle of the Depression, Franklin Roosevelt was sailing to a Hawaii vacation.