Local veterans traditionally lead Vail’s 4th of July parade and again this year are prepping for the great day. All veterans from any branch, in any MOS and from any duty station are cordially invited to march July 4. Formation is NLT 0930 hours (that’s 9:30 a.m. in the Air Force) southeast of the Christiana Lodge in east Vail Village. The uniform is anything appropriate for the occasion. Do join us for this festive event. Note: Parade organizers want to close the frontage roads early at 0830. Call Mike Mathias, U.S. Army, at 970-476-8888.