Fourth of July celebrated across the Mohawk Valley

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Local residents celebrated Independence Day across the Mohawk Valley including right here in Utica at the Annual July 4th Parade, Friday.
The parade kicked off at 11 p.m. in front of Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Genesee St. before 
continuing down Genesee Street toward Memorial Parkway ending at the Parkway Rec Center. 
Hundreds watched as various organizations from around community showed off their Independence day floats, while politicians walked and waved to the community.


In Oneonta, people walked down the street decked out in red, white and blue waving the American flag with pride.
Dance teams showed off their moves and residents gathered along the side of the road enjoying the celebration and the sunshine.


At Fort Stanwix National Monument in Rome, dozens celebrated Independence Day by following in the footsteps of the individuals who won America's independence in the first place.
They signed their own copy of the Declaration of Independence, and listened as volunteers read from the Declaration of Independence inside the fort. 
There were also additional activities including musket firings! 


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