Morgantown holds 4th of July parade, families line the streets

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) - The 4th of July brings a lot of people out and about to celebrate Independence Day and the parade in Morgantown did just that.

People were sporting their red, white and blue as they filled the streets of downtown Morgantown to enjoy the parade.

We also caught up with a veteran who walked in the parade. We asked him about the 4th of July and what this day really means to him.

He told us that it's about respecting our country.

"When you go to a ball game and you have the Star-Spangled Banner, if you've been in some of these places, it has a different meaning," said Thomas Ables, a veteran. "If I look down and see a guy who has a hat on or a woman who has a hat on, I'll sometimes say, 'Hey, take your hat off.' Because that's important."