PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - The annual celebration of the founding of Pensacola, the Fiesta of Five Flags, kicked off in Pensacola on Thursday, June 6. The 10-day celebration celebrates the five flags flown above the city by the Spanish, French, British, Confederacy, and the United States.
Crowds lined the streets in anticipation for the parade. The United States Navy Blue Angels had the honor of being the Grand Marshals.
Lt. Katie Kelly told FOX10 News even though they are grounded due to the sequestration, it's not slowing down the speedy Blues.
"Pensacola is the cradle of naval aviation. And the Blue Angles represent aviation for everyone. So it's exciting to be here in Pensacola and be out in the community for the parade. This year, the blue angels are celebrating 67 years of our history and it doesn't compare at all to Pensacola's history, and America's oldest city. To be able to participate in the parade, and really get to showcase the history and the culture that makes Pensacola so diverse, it's a great opportunity for the Blue Angels to be the Grand Marshals at the parade," said Lt. Kelly.
The parade began at Garden and Spring Street and concluded at Bayfront Parkway.
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