This weekend, communities across Massachusetts will celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s independence with Fourth of July festivities. It won’t be uncommon to drive through towns and see signs for firework displays, cookouts, yard sales, and parades. Afterall, everyone loves a parade.
This picture, is of the Fourth of July parade in Needham in 1979. In truth, it really could be any town, because it’s hard to find a place that doesn’t participate in the celebration. Large towns and cities hold events that include elaborate floats and even bring in professional marching bands. Smaller towns combine resources and use the parade as a way to cheer on their own community and thank first responders and veterans of war. There’s usually even some candy to keep smaller children interested too.
What are your Fourth of July memories or traditions? Do you have a spot on the parade route that you sit in every year? We’d love to know how you spend your holiday. Share your stories and pictures by sending them to Wicked Local Media Solutions or tweet us @WLMediaSolution.