New Mexicans enjoy Fourth of July festivities

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Duke City wasn’t the only place people were having a good time, places all over New Mexico were holding their own events. 

The Santa Fe plaza was patriotic on Monday as crowds gathered to celebrate the Fourth of July. 

The morning kicked off with pancakes on the plaza, then performances from local groups. With

At least one person was escaping the scorching Texas temperatures. 

“Well, considering I talked to my sister, and well, but two hours ago, and it’s 101 there, yeah this is cool weather,” said Jack Stewart, Fort Worth resident. 

Some people were out at the plaza celebrating other milestones.  

“It’s my grandpa’s birthday. So that’s why we’re here,” said Lilia Nogur-Onstott, Santa Fe resident. “Well specifically because of recent events, but usually always, but I’m, I’m here for my grandpa.”

And in Corrales some folks honored the holiday with the return of the annual parade. 

“It means freedom my dad fought in World War II, and I’m getting teary eyed, but it means to be here in America and to celebrate this wonderful day we don’t know how lucky we are until we go overseas and see how some people are being treated,” Lina LaVoie said.

Over in Rio Rancho the city had a parade of its own at Campus Park. 

But it was the same throughout New Mexico, people came out to enjoy the festivities.