1. Under the Greenwood (1881) by George Inness; 2. Vanitas Flower Still Life (circa 1656-1657) by Willem van Aelst; 3. A Tough Story (1886) by John George Brown; 4. “Fiercely the red sun descending/Burned his way along the heavens” (1875-1876) by Thomas Moran; 5. Capricco: The Rialto Bridge and the Church of S. Giorgio Maggiore (circa 1750) by Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)
This year, we’ll wave flags in Wilmington and Waynesville, fire up the grill in Fayetteville and Fuquay-Varina. Most of all, we’ll reflect on the earliest days of our country and the true meaning of Independence Day.