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MUSCATINE, Iowa — Spectators of all ages gathered for Monday's annual Muscatine Fourth of July parade.

The parade grand marshals this year were the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and active duty men and women.

The crowd stood and clapped as a military flag detail marched by. Veterans riding on a wagon got cheers from the crowd for their service to the country.

The parade rolled down Second Street with the usual mix of police cars, fire trucks and farm machinery. A group of cyclists riding antique bicycles drew some cheers. The Muscatine High School Band along with the flag team and cheerleaders were also crowd favorites.

Children holding grocery sacks were hoping to get pieces of candy tossed by parade marchers. 

The parade traditionally begins at 5 p.m. on the Fourth of July.

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