SECURITY, Colo. - Monument and Security-Widefield filled up with red white, and blue this morning.
For Dylan Havens and Howard Pershing it wouldn't be Fourth of July without the Security Fire Department street breakfast.
"This is my grandson, he's 8 years old. We've been coming here ever since he was born."
It's an annual tradition for the duo.
"It's always special being with family and friends," said Pershing.
Security Boulevard was completely blocked off with fire truck displays, helicopters, ambulances, and even dunk tanks.
But many in the crowd came to enjoy the pancakes.
"'We made just about 4,000," said Chief David Girardin.
Just 25 miles up the road was the Monument Hill Kiwanis Club Fourth of July parade.
Families crowded the sidewalks waving their patriotic flags to salute our country.
"It means an awful lot to me, our country, and our troops," said Wanda Welsh, a Monument resident. "I'm proud to be an American!"
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