WESTON (CBSMiami) – The town of Weston’s annual Independence Day parade was replete with music, costumes, hot rides, and cuteness overloadREAD MORE: South Florida’s international airports expecting major increase in Memorial Day weekend travel
“It’s really good and today is a special day because America won the war, now America and England are at peace,” said little Alana, a Girl Scout.
The 4th of July celebration hosted different organizations, from the Girl Scouts and baseball teams to musicians and young superstars
“We’re baton twirlers and we both won state titles.”
For Kaythleen Castillo and Harlie Torres, the parade is a chance to recruit.
“You get to meet a lot of children that you get to watch, we get to watch them grow up in our organization just like we did,” Castillo said.READ MORE: South Florida mom charged after baby left in bathtub dies while she went to get her nails done
Julian Roque and his kids had a great time.
“It’s a wonderful thing to be out here living our Independence Day, I mean what more can you ask for than the greatest country in the world,” he said.
Roque said it’s also a chance his kids about America and what he feels makes it great
“I want them to understand the values that make America great, that’s what I tried to instill in them, the individuals that go out there and work, go out there and help people,” he said.
This year the parade had some new faces and a new grand marshal, CBS4 Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer, who got a kick out of waving to the enthusiastic crowd.MORE NEWS: South Florida cruise ship employee charged with sex with minor
It was a proud moment for Weston and a proud moment to be an American.