TROY, N.Y. – The Collar City embraced the summer weather for one of their biggest events this weekend.
The annual Flag Day Parade, which the city calls one of the largest parades of its kind in the nation, was held on Sunday.
Thousands of spectators came to the area to watch the parade.
“I come down to see it every year,” said Eddie Zepp.
The celebration is meant to honor the United States flag. It began on South Troy on Fourth Street, people lined the parade route to celebrate and take pride in the red, white and blue.
“A few days after D-Day, important to remember what people sacrificed,” said parade-goer Jerry Lopez.
In recent years, though, the parade organizers have been struggling to keep funding up as the dollars dwindle to help put on the celebration. But organizers were still able to put on a show to help commemorate the adoption of the U.S. flag.