Photo Gallery | 64th Annual Damboree Parade Marks Fourth of July
Boulder City hosted the oldest Fourth of July parade in Nevada history Wednesday.
The 64th annual Damboree parade brought hundreds of people from around southern Nevada to the town. Families lined the streets to see patriotic floats, vintage cars, military units and dance teams.
Clark County School District Superintendent Dwight Jones was grand marshal. Representatives Joe Heck and Shelley Berkley were also at the parade. The theme this year was “Preserving Our Past to Educate the Future.”
Many of the people in the crowd said that Independence Day is a time to remember the people who have fought for freedom in the past and those who are fighting today.
"We have people over there losing their life, getting maimed for life. They are dedicated to do that for their country. I want them to know we appreciate it,” Vietnam War veteran Lee Gregory said.
Following the parade, the people of Boulder City gathered for food and entertainment at Broadbent Memorial Park.
A group of 40 volunteers work all year to plan and organize the Damboree celebration.