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June 28, 2012 (Julian)—The historic gold rush town of Julian honors stars, stripes and pioneers at this year’s 4th of July parade.

Known far and wide as the “best little small town parade in America,” Julian presents a homegrown event that celebrates the town’s gold rush era history, the dedication of veterans and active duty military who serve our country, and local residents who cherish the special qualities of the little town tucked into the Cuyamaca Mountains east of San Diego.

Honor the stars and stripes this July Fourth, when the town salutes one of its most philanthropic organizations, the three branches of the local American Legion Post 468. These men and women not only have served our country, but they continue to support the Julian community and its non-profit organizations.

Pre-parade activities start at 10 a.m. including a flyover, with the parade rolling out at noon down Julian’s Main Street.  This year you’ll watch the Marine Color Guard leading off the festivities, followed by some spiffy antique tractors, a carousel circling down Main Street, Submarine veterans, three old Julian Boys out for a drive, Buffalo Bill and Uncle Sam, the newly crowned Miss Julian and her entourage, plus vintage aircraft flyovers. There are four bands, bunting, banners, flags, and patriotic songs.

Julian is famous for its apples—and what could be more all-American than savoring a Julian apple pie after the festivities?

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