St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, celebrates Independence Day with tropical flair.
Howard L. Puckett
On the Caribbean island of St. John, the Fourth of July brings more colors than red, white, and blue. Even a troupe of American Indians boasts resplendent purple feathers.
Count on arriving early for a spot in the shade, but don’t plan on remaining there. Observers frequently become participants, dancing with the parade or tramping behind the Virgin Island Pale Ale float for free brews.