As Americans celebrated the 236th anniversary of Independence in great numbers around the nation. One could not help but feel the patriotic fervor once again as we race to the national elections. Families and friends of all races and nationalities showed their true colors and pride during the fourth of July week in America. Especially in the great state of Pennsylvania, in the City of Pittsburgh, PA, the fullness of national pride was contagious. The 35th Annual Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta and it's many sponsors, produced one of the finest festivals on the three rivers.