Hingham: 4th of July parade, well attended despite weather

Hingham’s annual Fourth of July parade holds true again this year as a strong tradition. The parade’s start along Middle Street and Main Street was crowded with not only Hingham residents but out-of-staters as well.

One man made a special trip just for the parade, “Grew up in Hingham and I come up every year for the Fourth of July. I’m down in Florida now. Love it and miss it.”

Many parade watchers were long-time residents like Dick Morse who said it’s become a tradition for him and his wife Charmaine. “We have never missed one in 50 years and it’s always a great parade and a great together, alot of friends; it’s wonderful,” said Morse

The well-attended hour long Hingham parade included multiple drum and bugle groups, a Wells Fargo 4-horse drawn carriage, and vintage cars. Uncle Sam and Wally the Green Monster also made an appearance.

But Hingham’s holiday events aren’t over yet. A vintage baseball team that walked in the Independence Day parade has a game scheduled for 3PM Saturday at Derby Academy.

(Grand Marshal, Keith Jermyn – Veterans’ Service Officer)

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About Trisha McNeilly

With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.