This was our family's first time attending the Freedom Festival Grand Parade in Provo. According to the parade announcer, it's the 2nd largest parade in the nation after the Rose Parade.
We dropped Hailey off at the Student Athletic Building at BYU and made our way to the end of the parade so we could pick her up.
Being at the end of the parade route made a 9 am start time a 10 am start time and the crowd did the Boot Scootin' Boogie while they waited.
There were lots of officers, engines and military vehicles in this parade.
I got a little teary-eyed when the missionaries currently serving in the Utah Provo Mission passed by.
First glimpse of BYU Cheer (entry #79)...
Hailey looked like she had the cheer wave completely mastered.
... and she did a little tumbling.
There's that cheer wave again.
When we dropped her off I told her she'd probably feel like a celebrity. She said, "Why? I'm just a cheerleader." And I said, "No. You're a BYU cheerleader." She spent a lot of time high-fiving little girls and taking photos with them.
That's my girl!