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.