Clifton Honors Independence Day with Hometown Parade
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Clifton Honors Independence Day with Hometown Parade

Clifton July 4 parade

Clifton July 4 parade

Parade participants fell into place in the Dell Avenue staging area for the annual Clifton July 4th Parade last Thursday afternoon. Fire trucks from

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Bikes of all kinds were in the parade around the town of Clifton.

Station 416 led the way, followed by the “cow train,” full of lucky participants for this local event. “This is the definition of a home town parade,”

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They came as the Marines on Iwo Jima too.

said Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) as he handed out Tootsie Pops to all who wanted one. Following the cow train, there were flashy convertibles, bicycles, minibikes, scooters and more as they led the route down Main Street, and circled twice before gathering for patriotic songs, the Pledge of Allegiance and speeches to mark Independence Day in Clifton. To see a video of all the action, click here.

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What does the Fourth of July mean to you?

“Freedom, fun and gratitude”

– Alyson Pollard, resident of Clifton

“Celebrating the US, honoring America, all the soldiers that fought for us.”

– Owen Layfield, 12, Nate Layfield, 9, Gabriel Cread, 8.

“Celebrating, honoring the USA”

– Faith Oh, 9, Jackie Oh, 7, Jacqueline Potter, 8, Winn Potter, 10.

“I like when we get to be in the parade.”

-- Hope Hall, 8, leading the cow train

Video

Clifton July 4 video

Photos and video by Mike Salmon.

Photos and video by Mike Salmon.