Vets take center stage at Red, White and Tahoe Blue parade |

Vets take center stage at Red, White and Tahoe Blue parade

Bagpipers perform in Red, White and Tahoe Blue's parade Saturday morning, while hundreds look on.
Margaret Moran / | North Lake Tahoe Bonanza

There was no shortage of patriotism at Red, White and Tahoe Blue’s Fourth of July parade Saturday morning.

Hundreds of locals and visitors lined Highway 28 in Incline Village, waving the American flag and wearing the nation’s colors while children, vehicles and parade floats rolled down the road.

Kicking off the parade were the children of Incline Village and Crystal Bay, riding their decked-out bikes, scooters and wagons as spectators cheered and clapped.

A procession of vintage cars, local emergency vehicles and parade floats followed soon after.

“I love the parade,” said Rachel Barth, an Incline Village resident, who attends every year. “… It’s a gathering of all the community members, and I think it showcases how quaint and small Incline Village is.”

This year’s parade theme was “Tahoe Salutes our Heroes.” Several local veterans participated in the event, including Air Force veteran and this year’s parade grand marshal Geno Menchetti.

“I think it’s nice that they chose a theme that kind of reminds everybody what the Fourth of July (means),” Barth said.

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