The marching bands. The floats. Candy thrown to children. It was the 4th of July in my town, Glenview Illinois.
What a wonderful 4th of July in Glenview again this year, and the parade drew a huge crowd as always. People from throughout our village – many from The Glen – came out to celebrate our nation’s founding and what it is to be an American. There were kids. Tons of kids. Moms, dads and grandparents, too. It was a family affair that everyone will long remember.
Flags. I’ve never seen so many flags! They hung from lamp posts and windows. They were draped on floats and carried by veterans, firefighters and many others marching along the parade route. I particularly loved the marching bands with Glenbrook South High School’s award-winning band leading the way. They played The Star Spangled Banner and other patriotic songs. Those in the crowd stood, men took off their hats, and many sang, applauded and put a hand over their heart.
When evening arrived village residents poured into The Glen to see the fireworks. The Glen’s Gallery Park was the scene. It’s a large park so there was plenty of room for lawn chairs and blankets. And space for kids to run and play. The park is bordered on three sides by four of the nine residential developments in The Glen: Cambridge, Tower Crossing, Landings and Chapel Crossing. My family and I watched it from our townhome in Tower Crossing. It was an amazing scene.
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