Thursday, July 4, 2019

Hot Fun In The Summertime: The Ypsilanti Independence Day Parade raises Smiles and Spirits.

Photo by Purple Walrus Press.

Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

As we all know, we are one deeply divided nation. On this fourth of July, maybe we are even more divided than we were in the 1960's. But even these politically polarizing times did not get in the way of the Ypsilanti Community coming together to enjoy the annual Ypsilanti Independence Day Parade on Thursday.

Under partly sunny skies and muggy temperatures in the high 80's, the Ypsi Independence Day Parade drew a large crowd as hundreds of people lined Cross Street and took in the parade. In my estimation, the parade drew a larger crowd than I have seen in recent years.

From local politicians like Jeff Irwin and Debbie Dingell to high school marching bands and the local Hare Krishna's, this parade featured an eclectic mix of participants that represented the diversity of Ypsilanti.

The parade began at 11 AM and wrapped up around noon, as onlookers dispersed in need of a reprieve from the humid oppressive heat.

By the looks of things, everyone had a wonderful time and left with smiling faces. Folks, that is what the Fourth of July is supposed to be about.

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