Todd DeFeo

Rain doesn’t wash away patriotic tradition in Dunwoody

Dunwoody Fourth of July Parade 2015 The Dunwoody Fourth of July Parade on July 4, 2015. (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

DUNWOODY, Ga. — A steady rainfall wasn’t nearly enough to wash away the Fourth of July festivities in Dunwoody.

The annual Dunwoody 4th of July Parade, said to be the largest Fourth of July parade in the Metro Atlanta area and the state, kicked off as scheduled at 9 a.m. today. That despite a steady rainfall that continued throughout the 90-minute parade.

“It added character to the parade,” one attendee noted.

The parade featured the requisite mix of civic organizations, business owners, politicians and a DUI attorney handing out koozies. That is for soda, not beer. Right?

This Independence Day tradition started in 1976 as part of the nation’s bicentennial celebration. Over the years, the parade has turned into the place to see and be seen, particularly for politicians seeking office.

This year’s parade was expected to be the largest on record. An estimated 32,000 were projected to line the streets, and while attendance was no doubt decreased because of the rain, those hearty souls who braved the rain were no less enthusiastic.

About Todd DeFeo

Todd DeFeo loves to travel anywhere, anytime, taking pictures and notes. An award-winning reporter, Todd revels in the experience and the fact that every place has a story to tell. He is owner of The DeFeo Groupe and also edits Express Telegraph and Railfanning.org.