Holiday begins with a bang
For Hendricks, who was buying fireworks with son Willie Jr., the tradition behind the meaning of the day and the American flag are the reason he loves the Fourth.
“My son will tell you, this is one of my favorite and best holidays,” Hendricks said. “I got the flag display, and I’m thrilled about that. My father was in the Navy, and I’m one of those guys who has always loved this country and the American flag and what it means. I could go on and on, but let’s just say this is always a special and fun holiday for me.”