Jul
04
2006

Independence Day Parade


For as long as I can remember, my family has attended a parade every July 4th. Complete with candy, advertisements, clowns, firetrucks, etc. It is one of my favorite times of year.

Here in the town of Monument, CO the parade covers several blocks. The kiddie parade comes before the big parade, where children are allowed to ride bicycles, scooters, roller skates, and even some unicycles and stilts through the parade route. The larger parade lasts a couple of hours.

For the past 6 years, my family and I have participated in the kiddie parade and later watch the big parade. This year was different. Dad, Isaiah, Micah, Noah, and I participated in the big parade by campaigning for the republican state senator, Dave Shultheis. We even got to meet him, as he was in the parade, too. We walked all through the parade, throwing candy to the kids and handing literature out to the adults. We did manage to get back to the rest of the family before the parade was over, and you can see some clips of the ELEPHANTS and the KIDDIE PARADE. Enjoy them and Happy Independence day to you!!