While Malin has a population of about 800, a crowd of over a thousand was on hand for a Fourth of July parade...
The people of Malin know it doesn't take a big town to throw a big parade.
And while the town was out enjoying the day, they were also taking time to reflect on their freedom...
"Well, for a favorite, I guess I'd say the right to bear arms." Says Ed Stanton of Klamath Falls. "I believe it keeps us all safe."
Even holding a parade reflects a community's right to peacefully assemble...
"Probably freedom of speech." Notes Janet Fall of Rocky Point. "Just because it allows me to express myself. Sometimes I don't like what people say, but I'll defend their right to say it."
Elena Adair of Tulelake agrees. "I don't know why, but speech - because I want to say what I want to say when I want to say it."
The parade, car show, and fireworks display in Malin draws in plenty of visitors from outside the area...reflecting another freedom.
"It's not really a given right, but we love to travel." Adds Ed Stanton. "Being able to go where we want, do what we want."
The spirit of freedom is alive and well in Malin.