The 4th of July Parade!

11698602_10206572319774229_464642501343619259_nThis past Saturday Xinni, Cheyenne, and I volunteered to walk in the 4th of July Parade down Constitution Ave. It poured rain over many places in DC the morning of the 4th, but that didn’t stop us from braving the metro. I expected to hold a small flag in line with a bunch of other volunteers, but that was not the case. Because of the weather, many volunteers had cancelled last minute, so we ended up helping hold an 80-foot American Flag. Not only did the sun come out, but people were cheering us on like we were royalty or something. I will never forget the feeling that I had while marching my way in front of all of those people. I think walking in the parade is an activity everyone needs to do at some point. What better way to show your appreciation to your country? I hope that this volunteer activity gets us all excited for what’s around the corner.


Emily Tanner

UELIP, Innovation and Development


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