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Kailua Residents celebrate Independence Day with a paradeUPDATED 7:40 PM HST Jul 04, 2013Video Transcript
parade... KITV4's Brenton Awa was at the only one on Oahu today---where the windward side turns red, white and blue. NATS 38:35 - 38:58 Kailua may be one of the best places to show off your 4:46 PEOPLE IN USA ATTIRE or 25:42 FLAGS or 32:59 KID WITH FLAG or 37:10 CROWDED STREET red -- white -- and blue. SOT "I'M HERE FOR FOUR THINGS -- FREEDOM, LIBERTY, BEER AND FREEDOM. Others showed up to watch dozens of floats... 8:38 KID IN TOY CAR Or just as an excuse to play in the street. 5019 - 5021 "EVERYONE GETS INTO IT." Howie Wells has been coming here for 57-years. That's just 10-years shy of watching every Kailua Parade. He says this long-time tradition -- has a small town feel. Other's say it's a community reunion. 1:00:00 "WE OFTEN SEE CLASSMATES OR FRIENDS." 10:32 HEAT WAVE Most didn't seem to mind the heat... 59:15 "WAS GREAT THIS YEAR, LAST YEAR WAS A LOT HOTTER." With dozens of floats... GOLF CART PUSHING you can expect a few malfunctions... But none would stop this parade... 42:07 - HORSE POOPING not even a pile of poop. 42:26 - KID AVOIDING POOP people simply -- went around it. NATS "GREAT SET-UP." That happened right in front of these residents make-shift living room. Perhaps the coolest set-up outside the show. 5505 "I JUST THINK YOU GOT TO BE COMFORTABLE AND WE MIGHT AS WELL PUT OUT THE COUCH." With all the festivities we asked what the best part of this parade was. 1:00:13 "I ALWAYS LIKE THE MARCHING BANDS." 50:54 - 50:58 "I DON'T KNOW THERE'S A TRUCK RIGHT HERE THAT LOOKS PRETTY GOOD. I CAN'T TELL YOU." 55:22 "I LIKED ONE OF THE POLITICIANS, THE CORVETTE THAT THEY WERE ON." And even though there are no losers, the real star of the day is..... 48:55 - KIDS GROUP SHOT AND ROLL SHOT OVER THE TRAILING VO "HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S.A ..." 237-years... ... young. Lots of fun at today's parade and there's more to come in Kailua this evening. But if you happen to go out there -- Make sure you take the No Parking signs seriously. This video behind me is just a fraction of what was sent into our newsroom of cars getting ticketed and towed away for illegally parking.