Does anyone see the irony?

In the Town Crier’s cover story “Independence Day: All weekend on the Hill” (in the June 30 edition), the second paragraph is devoted to explaining that the Fourth of July Parade will actually be on July 4 this year.

However, if the Fourth were to land on a Sunday, [the Parade] would not [occur on that day].

Organizer Pat Parish says, “Only church services take precedence over Idyllwild observing the actual anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.”

So, if I have it right, the Independence celebration for (in part) our freedom from religious oppression by Great Britain would be usurped by church services?

James Meyer
Pine Cove