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A string of classic cars drives down Victory Way during the 2011 Independence Day parade. This year’s parade is scheduled to start at noon Wednesday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way, and will continue down Victory Way to Craig Post Office, 556 Pershing St.

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If the turnout for this year’s Independence Day parade is anything like last year, Johnny Garcia anticipates seeing a crowd. At least 1,500 people lined the parade route last year, said Garcia, the parade’s organizer and chaplain for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 in Craig. He wouldn’t be surprised if 1,000 or more spectators turn out when the parade begins at noon Wednesday. “I’m kind of expecting this to be a big deal,” he said.

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