Drew Finch let out a spontaneous burst of patriotism Sunday while shopping at O’Reilly Auto Parts on Airport Road.
“God bless America!” the U.S. Air Force veteran said when he found a battery for his Harley-Davidson.
The Fourth of July was the first national holiday since New Mexico fully reopened last week after more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions. And people were letting loose twice as much as usual.
“It seems we came out of it OK,” Daniel Perez said as he set out chairs to watch the evening fireworks display at Santa Fe Place. “Now we have more freedom to do cooler stuff rather than be locked up all the time.”
On the Plaza, dozens of vehicles lined the streets for a classic car show. Couples danced, children dueled with swords made of…