79th Annual July 4th Parade
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 13:09

All photos by Michael Rodman. (from top) Fire engines from the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Department sounded their sirens as the parade began; Police motorcycles roared through the streets;  Parade Judge Amy Menzer and Judge Chairperson Roy Moreland greeted the crowd; Rosie the Riveters waved the flag; Parade Judges Jason Adams and Rev. Paul Palazzi enjoyed the ride;  The Baltimore Marching Ravens marching band played for an enthusiastic crowd; Zombies from the Fort Howard Haunted Dungeons spooked paradegoers;  Miss Maryland 2013 Christina Denny graced the parade route; World War II veterans received cheers and salutes from the crowd; Clowns from Freestate Clown Alley supplied laughs for paradegoers young and old.

Photos by Michael Rodman and Steve Matrazzo. (from top) Dundalk American Legion Post 38 Honor Guard carried the flag [MR]; Knights of Columbus Honor Guard brought paradegoers to their feet [MR]; Baltimore County Police Honor Guard escorted the American and Maryland flags [SM]; Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 451 Honor Guard honored the nation’s birth [SM]; Casimir Pulaski Post 209 Polish Legion of American Veterans Honor Guard carried the flag with reverence [SM].

Photos by Bill Gates, Steve Matrazzo and Michael Rodman. (from top) Watersedge Rec Council players [BG]; Members of Eastern Assembly of God [BG];  Grand Marshal Joe Cristy [SM]; Paradegoers greeted the fire engines [MR];  Dundalk High baseball players celebrated after a trip to this year’s state semi-finals [BG]; Honorary Grand Marshal Danielle Alderson [SM]; Mr. and Miss Patapsco High [SM];   Civil Air Patrol’s Osprey Composite Squadron [BG]; Vintage fire trucks [SM];  Aisquith’s Sharpshooters [BG], Galilee Baptist Church celebrated 100 years [BG]; Street sweepers cleaned up afterward [SM].