Kirkland's small town parade with big time patriotism - – Rockford’s News Leader

Kirkland's small town parade with big time patriotism

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The Village of Kirkland continues a patriotic tradition for decades.

Kirkland's annual 4th of July parade is similar to others across the country and the Rockford area - with floats, marching bands, and of course candy for the kids.  Even some pirates showed up.  But this one's been going on for 65 years in a row.

Kirkland's Lions Club puts the parade on.

"During the 4th of July everybody gets together, it's just a wonderful feeling and all of Northern Illinois comes in and we have people from all around the surrounding area that come and participate in our festivities. We love to have it and it's great to have them here," says Kirkland's Amy Polzin.

Organizers tell us the Kirkland 4th of July parade is the longest continuous celebration in Northern Illinois.

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