Marine, 91, walks Hillsboro 4th of July parade

Declaration of Independence signed 238 years ago

Golda Fabian, a 91-year-old Marine who served in World War 2, walked the entire parade route in Hillsboro, July 4, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
Golda Fabian, a 91-year-old Marine who served in World War 2, walked the entire parade route in Hillsboro, July 4, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

HILLSBORO, Wash. (KOIN 6) — Throughout the country, parades and other celebrations mark the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Golda Fabian, a 91-year-old Marine who served in World War 2, walked the entire parade route in Hillsboro.

Golda Fabian, a 91-year-old Marine who served in World War 2, walked the entire parade route in Hillsboro, July 4, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
Golda Fabian, a 91-year-old Marine who served in World War 2, walked the entire parade route in Hillsboro, July 4, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

“I love this parade it’s wonderful,” she told KOIN 6 News. “Just remember what we’re celebrating it for, our independence.”

Hundreds gathered for their annual parade. People who spoke with KOIN 6 News said the day is about unity and coming together as Americans.

Freshman Sean LeClare said, “It means that I get to live in a safe country and I get to have people defending me.”

One of those who defended the country, Tyrone Wilson, spent time in the US Marine Corps. “It means freedom. I mean, I fought and made it through some of the hardest times I’ve ever seen.”

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