WEST JORDAN (News4Utah) -Thousands of people lined Redwood Road Wednesday morning for the 60th annual West Jordan 4th of July Parade featuring marching bands, floats and equestrian groups.
The News4Utah anchor team was there, locked and loaded to cool off a very enthusiastic – and very patriotic crowd.
“I love America,” attendee Stephen Mitchell said from his chair near the corner of Redwood and 7000 South. “I got freedom everywhere so I love the 4th of July.”
“We come every year,” Roxzann Taylor said. “It’s kind of our family tradition that we do”
Asked what the 4th of July means to her, Taylor replied, “It means we get to celebrate our freedoms and love for our country and those that have fought for our country and we just appreciate them so much.
Janet Bodily attended the parade with her family.
“To me it’s very important because there are so many people who have given their lives for us to be able to celebrate being free,” Bodily said. “I see everybody coming in to this country to save their children and it just means so much to me to have this happen.”
The festivities were scheduled to continue Wednesday night with the Stampede Rodeo at West Jordan Arena at 8 pm and a fireworks show over Veterans Memorial Park at 10.