Parade participants show red, white and blue themes

The 1st Infantry Division Band plays during Thursday's parade.

Sundown Salute’s annual parade showcased some patriotic entries to represent Independence Day Thursday morning. 

The start time for the parade was pushed back a half hour due to rain, but Junction City community members were plentiful to present a nice attendance, and celebrate the holiday when rainy weather conditions cleared up.

Entries included Fort Riley soldiers and local businesses, as many participants of walked through the parade route wearing red, white and blue. Flyers featuring candidates running for local offices were handed out, which included their names, pictures and which positions they are running for. Members of the Junction City Police Department, the Junction City Fire Department and the Geary County Sheriff’s Department also strolled down the parade route, sounding their sirens and waving to attendees standing on sidewalks. Sundown Salute’s festivities will continue through Sunday.

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