It didn’t start on time due to unexpected circumstances, but when it finally did it was a grand event. The City of Montgomery, Ohio, held their traditional 4th of July Parade this year and Northeast Post 630 helped them celebrate. Our color guard led the parade and looked sharp as the flag and rifle bearers marched along the route. Post 630 had a large float members rode on as they waved to the crowd and saluted any veterans they saw. Onlookers filled every available space to view the parade. Children held their plastic bags to fill with the candy tossed by the parade participants. The procession of marchers, riders, cars and decorated bikes continued until it ended at Montgomery Park, where the City of Montgomery hosted the Festival in the Park. Post 630 set up a booth in the park where festivalgoers, particularly veterans, could stop by and find out what The American Legion was all about. Decorative stickers were handed out to everyone, especially the kids, and American Legion information brochures were available to all. A flag collection barrel was available to anyone who wanted to dispose of an old, worn-out flag.