CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) New York State Senator Tim Kennedy and the Gold Star Mothers led the Fourth of July parade in Cheektowaga on Friday.
A Gold Star Mother is someone who has a child that has died in the line of service. Sen. Kennedy said he wanted them to be with him Friday to honor and remember their families.
The parade is a family tradition for many Western New Yorkers. Some people told News 4 they have been attending the parade for decades, and that they love it because it brings the community together.