The 4th of July parade has been a tradition in our community since July 4, 1879. It is the longest running 4th of July parade west of the Mississippi river and both President Harry Truman and President George H. W. Bush have participated in the festivities. Local news stations cover the event and people come from all around to take part in, or simply watch, this piece of history in action.
Our family, along with thousands of others, has taken the responsibility very seriously in keeping the tradition going.
I decided that it is just what we do.
And the kids immensely enjoyed seeing themselves on the local news that evening.
Of course, I always knew they were stars.....