By John Ostapkovcih

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Thousands lined the streets in Old City Philadelphia for the annual Independence Day Parade there.

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This was not as much of a local parade as it was a magnet event that drew in performers from around the country, including the St. Cloud Minnesota All-City Marching Band, whose director is Gary Zwack.

“We’ve never been here before,” he said. “We try to do a big parade and so this is a big out-of-state adventure for us, an 11-day trip.”

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Also making the trip to Philadelphia was Angela from North Carolina, who is here with her husband and children.

“I homeschool my kids and we were learning about Philadelphia, and I was born in Philadelphia, and she wanted to see the Liberty Bell. It’s just a perfect day to go,” she said.

The parade seemed to have a little bit of everything, which is why it is no surprise that people from all over attended.

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