Children sing patriotic songs on the steps of the Colonnade at the conclusion of Children's School's annual Independence Day Parade on July 1, 2016. The parade was held on the Friday before the Fourth of July because the holiday officially falls on a Monday, which would give newcomers to Children's School no time to prepare for the parade. The parade was almost relocated due to rain, but the skies cleared up enough for the children to march to the Colonnade along their traditional parade route. Photo by Carolyn Brown.
Iyla Vincent, left, five, and Caroline Kilpatrick, right, five, walk together towards the steps of the Colonnade on July 1, 2016, as part of the Children's School's annual Independence Day Parade. Vincent and Kilpatrick joined the other children and teachers of the Children's School to sing patriotic songs on the Colonnade and show off the patriotic apparel that they had made earlier that week. The parade was held on the Friday before the Fourth of July because the holiday officially falls on a Monday, which would give newcomers to Children's School no time to prepare for the parade. The parade was almost relocated due to rain, but the skies cleared up enough for the children to march to the Colonnade along their traditional parade route. Photo by Carolyn Brown.
Iyla Vincent, left, five, and Caroline Kilpatrick, right, five, walk together towards the steps of the Colonnade on July 1, 2016, as part of the Children’s School’s annual Independence Day Parade. Vincent and Kilpatrick joined the other children and teachers of the Children’s School to sing patriotic songs on the Colonnade and show off the patriotic apparel that they had made earlier that week.
The parade was held on the Friday before the Fourth of July because the holiday officially falls on a Monday, which would give newcomers to Children’s School no time to prepare for the parade. The parade was almost relocated due to rain, but the skies cleared up enough for the children to march to the Colonnade along their traditional parade route. Photo by Carolyn Brown.
Arik Oskvig, left, five, waves an American flag to the crowd while walking toward the steps of the Colonnade on with Mason Arnold, right, five, on July 1, 2016. Oskvig and Arnold joined the other children and teachers of the Children's School to sing patriotic songs on the Colonnade steps and show off the patriotic apparel that they had made earlier that week. The parade was held on the Friday before the Fourth of July because the holiday officially falls on a Monday, which would give newcomers to Children's School no time to prepare for the parade. The parade was almost relocated due to rain, but the skies cleared up enough for the children to march to the Colonnade along their traditional parade route. Photo by Carolyn Brown.
Arik Oskvig, left, five, waves an American flag to the crowd while walking toward the steps of the Colonnade on with Mason Arnold, right, five, on July 1, 2016.
Oskvig and Arnold joined the other children and teachers of the Children’s School to sing patriotic songs on the Colonnade steps and show off the patriotic apparel that they had made earlier that week.
The parade was held on the Friday before the Fourth of July because the holiday officially falls on a Monday, which would give newcomers to Children’s School no time to prepare for the parade. The parade was almost relocated due to rain, but the skies cleared up enough for the children to march to the Colonnade along their traditional parade route. Photo by Carolyn Brown.
Children sing patriotic songs on the steps of the Colonnade at the conclusion of Children's School's annual Independence Day Parade on July 1, 2016. The parade was held on the Friday before the Fourth of July because the holiday officially falls on a Monday, which would give newcomers to Children's School no time to prepare for the parade. The parade was almost relocated due to rain, but the skies cleared up enough for the children to march to the Colonnade along their traditional parade route. Photo by Carolyn Brown.
Children sing patriotic songs on the steps of the Colonnade at the conclusion of Children’s School’s annual Independence Day Parade on July 1, 2016. The parade was held on the Friday before the Fourth of July because the holiday officially falls on a Monday, which would give newcomers to Children’s School no time to prepare for the parade. The parade was almost relocated due to rain, but the skies cleared up enough for the children to march to the Colonnade along their traditional parade route. Photo by Carolyn Brown.
Kristin Antemann cheers on her son William, not pictured, as he sings patriotic songs on the steps of the Colonnade during the annual Children's School Independence Day Parade Friday, July 1, 2016. Photo by Dave Munch.
Kristin Antemann cheers on her son William, not pictured, as he sings patriotic songs on the steps of the Colonnade during the annual Children’s School Independence Day Parade Friday, July 1, 2016. Photo by Dave Munch.
Friends and family crowd the end of Bestor Plaza to watch as children sing patriotic songs on the steps of the Colonnade during the annual Children's School Independence Day Parade Friday, July 1, 2016. Photo by Dave Munch.
Friends and family crowd the end of Bestor Plaza to watch as children sing patriotic songs on the steps of the Colonnade during the annual Children’s School Independence Day Parade Friday, July 1, 2016. Photo by Dave Munch.
Friends and family line Pratt Ave. as children march in the annual Children's School Independence Day Parade Friday, July 1, 2016. Photo by Dave Munch.
Friends and family line Pratt Ave. as children march in the annual Children’s School Independence Day Parade Friday, July 1, 2016. Photo by Dave Munch.
Hana Holland, 6, laughs as she walks in the annual Children's School Independance Day Parade Friday, July 1, 2016. Photo by Dave Munch.
Hana Holland, 6, laughs as she walks in the annual Children’s School Independance Day Parade Friday, July 1, 2016. Photo by Dave Munch.