Sara Hertwig
Spectators get hit with water during Georgetown's Fourth of July parade.
Georgetown’s July 4 parade an old-fashioned celebration

Sixty-eight years ago, Bob Hurrell spent the Fourth of July serving in the Korean War.

Last week, he spent part of his holiday playing with the Jeffco Brass Ensemble in Georgetown’s annual Fourth of July parade, just as he has every year for the past 20 years.

“It’s the greatest thing in the world,” Hurrell, an Army and Air Force veteran, said of the holiday. “You don’t know what this day means until you’ve spent it out of the country.”