Editor,It behooves me to write this letter, as I am alarmed as to the direction our little city of Hooper has taken. Our Mayor, Corry Green has banned/canceled the annual 4th of July parade and celebration. Residents old and new, young and old have grown accustomed to and created a tradition of attending this long-standing celebration. From what little we were told, the cost was too expensive and the funds were held for our Hooper Tomato Days in September. Apparently, the citizens were not notified of this fascist-like meeting to cancel the parade and fireworks. Mayor Green must have forgotten that July 4th is more than just BBQ's, politics and a financial budget. It's a day we celebrate our nation and 56 patriots who signed and pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to have the freedoms we so easily enjoy today.