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Kell House Museum parade

A member of the Sheppard Air Force Base Honor Guard stands at attention after the group led the procession during the 34th Annual Kell House Old-Fashioned Fourth of July and Most Patriotic Parade in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, July 4, 2018. Airmen from Sheppard have been annual participants in the celebration to commemorate the independence of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

Kell House Museum parade

A flag detail from Sheppard Air Force Base raises the United States flag at the Kell House Museum during the 34th Annual Kell House Museum Old-Fashioned Fourth of July and Most Patriotic Parade in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, July 4, 2018. About 100 Airmen from Sheppard AFB participated in the celebration of the country's independence. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

Kell House Museum parade

82nd Training Wing Vice Commander Scott Belanger waves at parade-goers during the 34th Annual Kell House Museum Ol-Fashioned Fourth of July and Most Patriotic Parade in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, July 4, 2018. Belanger and about 100 Airmen from Sheppard participated in the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

Kell House Museum parade

Airman Mackenzie Lakatos, a munitions apprentice student at the 363rd Training Squadron, stands at attention as a flight of Airmen carrying U.S. state flags perfects their spacing before the 34th Annual Kell House Museum Old-Fashioned Fourth of July and Most Patriotic Parade in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, July 4, 2018. About 100 Airmen from the base participated in the event that celebrates the country's independence of 242 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

Kell House Museum parade

The Sheppard Air Force Base Honor Guard leads the procession of the 34th Annual Kell House Museum Old-Fashioned Fourth of July and Most Patriotic Parade up Ninth Street in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, July 4, 2018. More than 100 Airmen from Sheppard participated in the event that celebrates the country's independence. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

Kell House Museum parade

Stacie Flood (left), Kell House Museum curator, records 82nd Training Wing Vice Commander Col. Scott Belanger as he makes his remarks on the steps of the historic structure built in 1909 during the 34th Annual Kell House Museum Old-Fashioned Fourth of July and Most Patriotic Parade in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, July 4, 2018. Belanger and about 100 Airmen participated in the event to celebrate the nation's 242nd birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

Kell House Museum parade

High-rise buildings cast a shadow on parade participants including airmen from Sheppard Air Force Base during the 34th Annual Kell House Museum Old-Fashioned Fourth of July and Most Patriotic Parade in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, July 4, 2018. The parade ended at the Kell House, a structure built in 1909 by city founing father Frank Kell, a local businessman who, among others, was intregral in the development of Sheppard AFB in the early 1940s. (U.S. Air Force by John Ingle)

Kell House Museum parade

The procession of the 34th Annual Kell House Museum Old- Fashioned Fourth of July and Most Patriotic Parade led by Airmen from Sheppard Air Force Base makes its way west on Ninth Street in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, July 4, 2018. Area residents found relief in what shade their was in the Texas sun as they celebrated the nation's 242nd birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

Kell House Museum parade

A Sheppard Air Force Base Airman cradles the United States flag before it is raised as part of the 34th Annual Kell House Museum Old-Fashioned Fourth of July and Most Patriotic Parade in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, July 4, 2018. About 100 Airmen from Sheppard participated in the event that ended at the Kell House, a home built in 1909 by Frank Kell, one of the founding fathers of Wichita Falls. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – About 100 Airmen from Sheppard AFB led the procession of antique fire trucks, muscle cars, go-carts, floats and more during the 34th Annual Kell House Museum Fourth of July and Most Patriotic Parade in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, July 4, 2018.

The Sheppard AFB Honor Guard carried Old Glory and the Texas west on Ninth Street to the Kell House, a structure built in 1909 by Frank Kell, one of the city’s founding fathers and a businessman who, among others, played a role in the establishment of Sheppard Field in the early 1940s. Two flights of Airmen, one carrying the 50 flags of the United States, followed the five-person color guard.

A flag detail from Sheppard hoisted the U.S. flag at the beginning of ceremonies at the Kell House after the parade.

Col. Scott Belanger, 82nd Training Wing vice commander, provided remarks during the event.