Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.

RUTLAND, Ohio – The Rutland Independence Day parade was all about showing off pride in the Red, White and Blue.

From veterans, firetrucks, Meigs Marching Band to politicians and everything in between the parade was a showcase of hometown pride in the U.S.A.

Noticeable throughout the parade were signs of support for Meigs County’s own Colton Walters. Walters has served in the military, was working on becoming a firefighter with the Racine Fire Department, was severely injured in motorcycle crash last week. Throughout the parade there were signs saying, “Team Colton. We Got Your Six.” In April of 2017, Walters and a friend, Spencer Altfilish, were featured in the Meigs Independent Press for the homecoming parade that was held in Pomeroy.

Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Scenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.
Sceenes from the Rutland Independence Day Parade. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.