August 6, 2004 -- Posted at: 10:45p.m. CDT
BATESVILLE, AR - The beginnings of the White River Water Carnival were national boat races and beauty pageants. Years later, the races are gone, and food, fun and family activities have been added.
This year, freedom and family members who have made sacrifices took center stage on Friday night. A Salute to Our Troops dedication was held. Mike Low, whose daughter, Sarah Low, died when American Airlines Flight #11 crashed into the World Trade Center, was the featured speaker.