For the 92nd year, the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival’s Firefighters’ Parade rocked the streets of Winchester.
Even with patches of rain, thousands of people came out to see the Firefighters’ Parade, which is the kickoff to the entire weekend of festivities. The Firefighters’ Parade first started in 1929, but didn’t run during World War II. Fire departments from all over the country, but mainly Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia departments all participated in the parade. Some firefighters say it’s an honor to be apart of something so historic.
“It’s pretty neat that the tri-state area, departments from all over Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania even come to this parade to participate. It’s really awesome to have all those organizations come together like this,” said Drew DeHaven, Winchester Fire and Rescue.
The festival continues Saturday and we’ll have continuing coverage.