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Parade sounds good to start July 4 celebration

Parade sounds good to start July 4 celebration

Independence Day will not be celebrated quietly in Arbutus this year, which is just the way participants in the annual Fourth of July parade like it.

From the roar of the Maryland Air National Guard jets flying over Arbutus at 12:29 p.m. July 4 to signal the start of the parade to the fireworks show that night at nearby Catonsville High School that culminates the celebration, there will be plenty to cheer Monday.

"It's a great day in Arbutus," said Arbutus resident George Kendrick, who has run the parade with the help of family members for the past 14 years.

Sirens will sound the arrival of local police and fire departments as the annual holiday parade makes...