Greeley, Colorado : Independence Day Parade!

July 5, 2008 | Categrory: celebrations, our flag

The Greeley Independence Day Stampede has become a big deal! I saw in USA Today that we are ranked one of the top ten fourth of July celebrations in the country! I have lived in Greeley for over 30 years. Most of that time it has been small and not so differnt from any other midwestern town. Now though, we are on the map, at least one day of the year! I have to share some of the photos I shot today at the parade. The western flavor and the presence of Old Glory really makes it an authentic fourth of July!

The boy scouts keep a huge flag moving down the street.

Now you know you are in the west, here come the longhorns!(they are loose, but behave better than my dogs)

Flags on parade include flags of each military branch.

I always wondered how they do that!

Lots of fun, and lots more great stuff, but my photo journalism is somewhat lacking and these were the best of my photos. Hope your fourth was full of family, fun and remembrance of all we have as Americans!