PHOTOS: Vale celebrates with style at Fourth of July Parade

Kids greet the crowds with this year's Vale Fourth of July parade theme: "Love Where You Live." (The Enterprise/Isabella Garcia)

VALE – Although a Gallup poll published last Tuesday showed that pride in the United States has dropped to an all-time low, that wasn’t the case in Vale. 

Nowhere was that U.S. patriotism more evident than in the parade preceding the Vale 4th of July Rodeo on Thursday.

This year’s annual Vale Fourth of July Parade had the kind of energy that would have rivaled a big-city celebration.

The parade route started at the Vale High school parking lot and went down Yakima Street before turning east on A Street to downtown Vale.

Photos by Isabella Garcia, Kristine de Leon, Joe Siess and Les . . .