Kodiak Daily Mirror - Fourth parade goes off under dry skies
  
Fourth parade goes off under dry skies
by James Brooks
Jul 05, 2012 | 133 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A participant in Kodiak’s Fourth of July parade rides through downtown Kodiak with his dogs after the parade as the onion domes of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral are seen behind him.
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On a day that began and ended with the bang of fireworks, it was the annual Fourth of July parade that stole the show in Kodiak. With no organized fireworks on hand for the second consecutive year, the annual parade put on by the American Legion took center stage.

Leading the show was grand marshal High Cummins, a Korean War veteran who served as grand marshal and oversaw the festivities from a pickup truck on point.

Fire engines from the Coast Guard and Kodiak fire departments flashed their lights while the Daughters of the American Revolution passed out flags to onlookers who lined Marine Way and Center Avenue.

The Filipino-American Association provided a splash of color with dancers who twirled flowers, while 4H and the animal shelter gave their four-legged friends a walk.

While rain fizzled firecrackers later in the day, skies kept clear long enough for the parade to break up and the Legion to feed hundreds at its annual barbecue. There might not have been too many rockets bursting in air, but at least there were the warm fires of the grill.
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