Scenes from the Everett Fourth of July parade

Rachel Crossland, 7, Megan Crossland, 5, of Snohomish; Jetta Porter, 5, of Lakewood; and Aaron Crossland, 3, of Snohomish, make themselves part of the parade during the Fourth of July Colors of Freedom Parade in downtown Everett on Thursday. Under partly sunny skies, thousands enjoyed marching bands, drill units, motorcycle daredevils and more. See more from the parade in our photo gallery.

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