Partisipants wave at the crowd during the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
George Alaniz waits for the start of the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Partisipates wave during the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
A member of the Lipan Tribe of Texas carries the fallen officer memorial flag during the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Partisipates carry a large US flag during the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Participants wave US flags during the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Partisipates wave US flags during the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Veterans wave as they participate in the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Spectators wave flags during the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Zenon Yracheta, Vietnam Veteran, waves as he participates in the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
McAllen mayor Jim Darling waves to the crowd during the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on McAllen. July 4, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Attendees watch the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
The McAllen police honor guard carry many flags to head up the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Partisipants wave US flags during the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Santa Claus waves to the crowd during the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Members of the Lipan Tribe of Texas participate in the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
A participant from the United Cities Car Club ride in the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
A participant rides in the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Members of the Lipan Tribe of Texas participate in the 91st annual McAllen Independence Day Celebration Main Street Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)