Independence Day in Alamosa


Brittany Holcomb sings the national anthem for the Fourth of July parade in Alamosa as a U.S. Navy flag held by American Legion Post 153's color guard waves in front. Judges for this year's parade were Rio Grande Savings and Loan President Kathy Rogers, Alamosa County Assessor Sandra Hostetter and Rocky Mountain Home Health Supplies owner Luis Gallegos and Jeff Woodward was the emcee.

Grand marshal Jack Smith waves to the crowd at the Fourth of July parade in Alamosa. Smith, born and raised in Manassa, joined the Army in 1942 and was in the second wave of troops to land of the beaches of Normandy. Also in the car was grand marshal D.H. "Mac" McFadden, who served in northern Africa and Italy with the Fifth Army's ordnance battalion.

Out of over 20 floats, The Boys and Girls Club of the San Luis Valley won first place at the Fourth of July parade in Alamosa. The club also won last year.

District Attorney Crista Newmyer-Olsen leads a pony along Main Street with Cub Scout Pack 307 at the Fourth of July parade in Alamosa.

San Luis Valley Health got second place at the Fourth of July parade in Alamosa. Judges remarked on how well the float focused on the patients and community.

Using small remote controlled cars, Hobby Town had their own mini parade during the Fourth of July parade in Alamosa.

Alamosa High School wrestling club placed in third at the Fourth of July parade in Alamosa with their signature train. Members held photos of fallen Valley veterans, such as Devin Doyle.

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