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Remembrances of Towson Fourth of July parades past
Remembrances of Towson Fourth of July parades past

Fourth of July parades are so filled with tradition you might not notice changes from year to year. But to participants, each parade is special. They love the cheers from the crowds — and they're ready for the heat of the day. "We've seen the Towson parade grow from small into mammoth," said John Ziemann, president of Baltimore's Marching Ravens. About 35 of the 150-member band will march on Friday, just as the band has for more than 20 years — since back when they were known as the Batlimore Colts Marching Band. "We used to wear full dress uniforms — jacket, long pants, hat — that we use now for games," Ziemann said. "We...

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