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Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade 2014

As many as 160,000 people are expected to line the streets of downtown Spokane, Saturday, May 17, 2014, for the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade. It’s the 76th celebration of the Spokane Lilac Festival.

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Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Three-year-old Lilli Dryden of Spokane sits on her grandmother’s shoulders to get a better view of the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade in Spokane on Saturday, May 17, 2014.


Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Members of the Lilac Festival court pose for pictures before the start of the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade in Spokane on Saturday, May 17, 2014.


Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Members of the military color guard march in the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade in Spokane on Saturday, May 17, 2014.


Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Apple Blossom Queen Hannah Ireland, 17, watches as the sun peeks through the clouds before the start of the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade in Spokane on Saturday, May 17, 2014.


Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Pearl Harbor survivor John “Sid” Kennedy of Spokane rides in a car in the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade in Spokane on Saturday, May 17, 2014.


Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Bee Bickel of the Whitefish Winter Carnival wears rhinestones on her face during the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade in Spokane on Saturday, May 17, 2014.


Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

Members of the Mead Panthers cheer squad march in the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade in Spokane on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

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