BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The city of Boston returned to it's regularly-scheduled Fourth of July parade on Sunday morning.
Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey spoke at City Hall Plaza about how far we’ve come as a nation -- and how far we have yet to go.
"Happy birthday --- 245 years of our nation is a great thing to celebrate," she said. "I hope we don't lose sight of the work that remains -- to truly make sure our nation is the land of the free and the home of the brave for all of us."
Musicians also gathered to play traditional Independence Day music -- including Johnny, a trombonist from Foxboro.
"This is a great day for marching," he said. "It sure beats previous years, you know plus-100 degree days ill take this over that."
The parade comes as the city also plans to resume it's annual fireworks and concert this year.
The Boston Pops July 4th Spectacular will take place from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Tanglewood in Lenox and a fireworks show will be displayed from Boston Common instead of the Esplanade.
WBZ's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports.