Despite Rain, Baltimore County Celebrates Country’s 243rd Birthday
Hours before a thunderstorm washed out Baltimore County, America’s birthday brought hundreds to Washington Avenue to the annual Fourth of July parade in Towson. With a flyover over the national anthem, the event started strong despite the threat of rain, drawing people from near and far to celebrate the country’s independence…. The parade had everything from live music to big rigs…. Local politicians also came out to celebrate the holiday. “Everybody is celebrating our patriotism today, our independence. We mark it every year very proudly and I think Baltimore does that as well as anybody,” Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) said.