The event was sponsored by Third District Congressman Dan Lipinski, 23rd Ward Alderman Michael R. Zalewski and the 23rd Ward Regular Democratic Organization.
This was the fourth year that the Southwest Chicago Post was out there with a couple of cameras.
As we did last year, this year we paid at least as much attention to the children lining the parade route as we did to those in the parade itself. They are the face of Garfield Ridge, and their smiles reflect one of Chicago's very best neighborhoods.
Kind of curious to see a few boys and girls in hoodies on July 2, we know, but the weather was unseasonably cool.
That said, here are a bunch of photos in no particular order. Enjoy!
May your Independence Day be meaningful, joyful and safe.
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