Faith Hosts Thousands for Fourth of July Parade -

Faith Hosts Thousands for Fourth of July Parade

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Faith, North Carolina -

 It's a town with a population of under 800 people but on Friday it played host to thousands for a Fourth of July parade. People flocked to Main Street in Faith, North Carolina to take in a long list of parade participants from fire and army trucks to dancers and bands.

"It's really fun meeting new people. You meet friends, lifelong friends," said Kenya Blum of Kannapolis. She said she's been coming to the parade her entire life and now brings her daughters to celebrate the holiday. "Knowing that I did this with my father, and I get to share the experience with my kids as well."

George Kluttz, also known as 'Uncle George,' said he's been celebrating the Fourth of July with the parade since he was a kid, as well. "I've been coming here since I was 9-years-old." He said he's now 77-years-old and doesn't miss it, bringing his wife and grown son along.

It's not all familiar faces in the crowd, though. Charles Walker and his wife said they typically spend the holiday at the lake but decided to try out Faith for the Fourth. "We like to celebrate the Fourth in a patriotic way and it's evident here today," said Walker. He served in Vietnam and explained the holiday has always filled him with pride. "Proud to be an American and live in a free country."

The town has been hosting a Fourth of July celebrating since 1946.

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