Hot dogs, American flags, and the cheers of children were among the sights and sounds in the air today at Fulton’s 2nd annual Fourth of July parade.
This year’s parade in Fulton honors the city’s WWII veterans, and members of the military.
Fulton resident Ellie Fritz said she loves Independence Day, and thinks the parade was especially meaningful this year: “It’s a tribute, especially for the WWII veterans, but all veterans,” Fritz said. “ But a special emphasis on WWII this year.”
Missouri public-safety officials are cracking down on DUI and other violations this Independence Day holiday. There will be more officers than usual patrolling Columbia throughout fourth of July weekend. In addition to at least one scheduled DWI checkpoint, officers will also patrol major highways and busy streets for unsafe and aggressive drivers.
Some efforts have already begun. This past weekend one DWI arrest was made in Cole County and 406 vehicles were stopped during a checkpoint at U.S. 54 on Hammond Drive. \