Family, friends and even pets gathered Wednesday morning for the 51st annual Glyndon July 4th parade to celebrate Independence Day.
The parade featured community members of all ages, from babies celebrating their first Fourth of July to those celebrating the holiday with their grandchildren. All who attended were dressed from head to toe in red, white and blue.
“It’s a great sense of community and it makes you think about why we celebrate the Fourth of July,” said Sharon Kline, who has lived in the Glyndon community for 41 years. Kline moved into the community when she was pregnant with her first child, and on Wednesday was attending the parade with her grandchildren.
Led by a fire truck from the Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department, the parade featured patriotic music and antique cars. The community members followed the parade to the end of Railroad Avenue and up Central Avenue.
The parade continued with the Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department raising the flag for the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the National Anthem, followed by a speech from Nick St. Amant, the president of the Glyndon Community Association.
“So let our commemoration and celebration today bring to the mind all the sacrifices made on our behalf, not only by the revolutionary patriots, but those who still serve our country and risk and lose their lives even today as we speak,” he said.