Superior Celebrates Independence Day At Annual Parade

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: July 04, 2018 08:07 PM

SUPERIOR- The Superior community was in full force celebrating Independence Day at the 21st annual ‘Fourth of July in Superior’ parade Wednesday.

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The parade on Hammond Avenue was flooded with crowds enjoying the event organized by the ‘Citizen's Fourth of July Committee.’

The streets were filled with red, white, and blue, as community members enjoyed the parade that ran from Superior Middle School to Superior High School.

"I just feel like there’s a general air of patriotism and I really like that, so I try to make it to these events because I’m really proud of our country," Dakota Berggren, A parade attendee, said.

Stefanie Goad, a parade attendee, brought her puppy named Willow to the parade.

"This is her second fourth of July so I had to dress her up for it," Goad said.

The Superior community united as one to celebrate the country’s freedom through a patriotic and energetic atmosphere.

"To have all these people applauding, standing, thanking us for our service, it’s very meaningful, it’s moving," Delbert Kangas, a former commander for the Richard I Bong American Legion Post 435, said.

"It’s great to see a great number of people come together for something like this. It’s really heartwarming to see just the general air of things, the patriotism, and the spirit of the event going on," Berggren said.

There were countless of patriotic performances and appearances from local community members.

Despite the wet and cloudy weather conditions, community members in Superior didn't let that get in the way of enjoying the parade.

"It’s marvelous. We have so many people on a day like today where there’s a possibility of rain and it’s cooler. To have all the sidelines filled with people all applauding and standing for the flags, it’s really something," Kangas said.

The younger crowd had a kick from all the sweet items handed out at the parade.

"I just love when everybody gets together and we can all celebrate this holiday together and have fun with the parade,” Goad said.

"As an American, it’s something really important. This is our Independence Day, the start of the greatest country the world has ever seen," Kangas said.


Alejandra Palacios

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