What July holiday would be complete without a parade celebrating the best of America? (If we're talking about America on Parade, the answer is every July since around 1976, but who's counting?) Here's an old Super 8 look back at that unique salute to our country.
It's a little bit corny by today's standards.
And historians would probably criticize the way that it glosses over some of the harder facts of the American experience.
But 1976 was a time for cheering a relatively young nation's milestone, and America on Parade did that pretty darn well. Try to watch without feeling just a little bit of what made Walt get red, white, and blue at times.