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.