Children show their patriotism during annual Box Parade

Box Parade

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A show of patriotism was on display on Ninth Street Hill in Lafayette Saturday morning.

The 24th annual Box Parade featured about 20 children dressed up for the occasion. Some dressed as firecrackers, some as ball players, and some even as Minions.

The short parade was followed by the raising of flags and the singing of the national anthem. Despite the lower than average number of participants, chairperson Janna Minjarez says the event is a great way to remember the past and celebrate our country.

“During the Victorian era small communities would have children’s box parades, so it was a way in some sort to re-enact the past and get the children involved in some patriotism,” said Minjarez.

Following the parade, ice cream was served and jazz music was played at the Fowler House. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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