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The 40th annual Independence Day Parade took place in Gatlinburg, TN, at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 4. This midnight tradition garners national attention as the “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!” It also attracts over 80,000 spectators.
A group of Summer Work Travel (SWT) participants from China served as volunteers in the parade, holding banners and balloons, and advertising the fireworks display.