Vet Saves Independence Day Parade in Liberty

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) -- An Army veteran has saved an Independence Day parade for the small town of Liberty in central Kentucky.

Glen Phillips Jr. told The Advocate-Messenger that he couldn't believe it when he heard the parade had been canceled due to a "lack of interest."

Chamber of Commerce Director Blaine Staat said he made the decision only after holding two organizational meetings and having just three volunteers show up. Staat said it was impossible for four people to do everything, so he decided to cancel the parade.

Phillips complained about the issue on Facebook, and that started to drum up support -- and volunteers. So the city gave him permission to organize the parade.

He has put out a call for participants who want to show their patriotic spirit.

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