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Celebrating Labor Day in Keokuk with a parade


Keokuk, IA (WGEM)--Today thousands took part in Keokuk's Annual Labor Day Parade that pays homage to the American worker.

This year's theme was the "Wild, Wild West". There were about 110 entries in the parade this year, which is about 10 down from last year.

One local said the parade is a great way to enjoy his day off and to remember what this day is all about.

"The community sees that, how strong the organized labor is in this area. It's important that everyone recognizes union labor as well as non-labor of course," said Bryan Cook, a parade watcher.

To lead off the parade Harold Riley, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, was chosen as the grand marshal.

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