Families fill Capitol for Lansing fourth of July Parade

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LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Hundreds of families waved their hands and flags Saturday, as they celebrate Lansing’s fourth annual Fourth of July parade.

Little ones like Vienna Zechar and Mia Hood share their excitement about candy from the parade.

“They are going to throw candy and we might get it!”, eight year old Mia Hood explained with excitement.

As candy and military personal filled Capitol Avenue, eight year old Mia Hood shared what she thinks July 4th is all about, her dad.

“Because he was a soldier…who helped America”, Mia Hood said.

Larry McElroy was another dad who also served in the military. Mcelroy served in the army for 3 years and said events like parades help to reinforce, pride and appreciation for our freedom.

Another family in the crowd was there to cheer on their dad, Lansing police officer David Burke.

“We are here to see daddy in the parade, their dads in the parade, he’s a police officer on the motorcycle, his second year, so we like to come out and support him”, David’s Burke’s wife Susie Burke said.

According to Susie Burke, officer Burke has worked with Lansing police for about 16 years, but today marks his second time in the parade.

This is the fourth year the event has occurred.

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