Hundreds Watch ‘Uniquely Bloomington’ Fourth of July Parade

Hundreds gathered in downtown Bloomington to watch the city's annual parade to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Hundreds gathered in downtown Bloomington to watch the city’s annual parade to celebrate the Fourth of July. Floats from dozens of local organizations traveled the parade route through downtown Bloomington and around the courthouse square.

Mac Moulden of Bloomington, who came out to watch the parade, said he hoped the parade inspired attendees to show respect for the armed services.

“Not enough of us today serve, kids don’t even know what serving is all about,” Moulden said, “and I think it makes ‘em more patriotic, maybe more love of the country.”

Among the floats in the parade was a trailer hauling a segment of the original World Trade Center Towers destroyed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Kyle Stokes

Kyle Stokes joined WFIU/WTIU in 2011 as an education reporter and blogger for StateImpact Indiana, a collaborative reporting venture between WFIU and NPR News. He comes to Bloomington from Columbia, Mo., where he was a producer and reporter for NPR member station KBIA-FM and NBC affiliate KOMU-TV. Originally from Minneapolis, Minn., Stokes is a proud graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and an even prouder Minnesota Twins fan.

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