Winnebago Celebrates July 4th

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Motorcycles, old fashioned cars, fire trucks, and that was just the beginning of Winnebago's 4th of July parade. Here are some of the sights and sounds of the village's patriotic procession.

The village of Winnebago says happy birthday, America!

"Happy 4th of July,” says Nick Dawdy.

Hundreds lined the streets for the annual July 4th parade. There were bikes, bands and beauty queens; big trucks and little ones too.

Plus: "Candy," says Rebecka Snell.

"Yeah, I have a lot of candy," adds her cousin, Caleb Hayes.

There was plenty of candy for kids to catch and plenty of floats, flags and farm equipment. It was almost hard to find a favorite.

"I love the Winnebago parade," says Maureen Allabaugh,

But besides the parade and candy and fireworks, many are remembering what Independence Day is really about, the men and women who have fought and are still fighting for our freedom.

"They're doing an awesome job over there. Just keep up the good work and I'll see you soon," says Spc. Sean Kahln.

Army Specialist Sean Kahln heads to Iraq in a few months. He says he feels honored to wear his uniform on America's birthday and proud to know he'll soon be serving our great country.

"I'm excited, but nervous, too, at the same time. You never know what's going to happen around the corner."

But on this corner, on this day, a standing ovation for our troops was the least many felt they could do. As cheers of thanks erupted from the crowd, most said there's no better way to celebrate America's birthday!