Northern Nevadans Celebrate Independence With Parades
There were plenty of Fourth of July parades across northern Nevada on Wednesday.
In Fernley, Main Street was packed with people hoping to catch a glimpse of all the festivities. Boy, did they get what they came for - the parade featured classic cars, fire trucks, horses, and color guards.
As you very well know, today is all about celebrating our nation's freedom and independence, two things we wouldn't have without our brave men and women fighting for our country.
So, for this year's parade, Fernley chose a man who just returned from a tour in Afghanistan, Sgt. Robert Williamson of the U.S. Army as the parade's grand marshal.
"It's awesome. It's all about us as people, as a team being one country."
In Virginia City, the scene was much the same, littered with flags and floats. Many folks told us Virginia City is the place to be on a day like this because it is filled with tradition and patriotism.
Cynthia Macall of Dayton said it's also a great place to take the kids.
"They get to see all the costumes and floats and memorabilia, even eat ice cream."