Glen Rose and Somervell County residents turned out in force for the annual July 4th parade, and this year's event brought another memorable spectacle.

The parade began with emergency vehicles flashing their lights and blasting their sirens segued into classic cars their tooting horns.

Veterans again were the parade's honorees. Those who served their country in the Korean conflict, World War II, Vietnam, the first Gulf War and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq rode in cars and on floats, waving at the crowd.

Their names were printed on signs that were erected in the Garden of Tribute next to the Somervell County Museum.

After the parade, folks headed over to the Farmer's Market on the courthouse square to buy fresh peaches, cantaloupes, squash, tomatoes and other produce. Kids headed to the face painting station set up in front of A Working Artist Studio and Gallery.

Adults and kids lined up for homemade lemonade and shaved ice doused with fruity flavors.

Several bands and musicians kept the entertainment going around the courthouse gazebo.

We hope everyone had a fantastic Fourth!