The Lumberjack community is invited to celebrate the holiday and come show support for NAU during the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce’s annual Independence Day Parade in downtown Flagstaff at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 4. The university will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of the holiday.

More than 100 floats, including several entries from NAU, will line the parade route that begins on Beaver Street and Elm Avenue and ends at San Francisco Street and Elm Avenue.

Be a part of the NAU entry and walk with colleagues, students and alumni and represent the university in red, white and True Blue fashion. NAU employees can earn HealthyU points for walking in the parade by registering with ask-eaw@nau.edu.

Participants will meet at 8 a.m. at the staging area and can contact Alyssa Deaver for details. The parade begins promptly at 9 a.m. In addition to wearing NAU gear, it is recommended that participants bring sunscreen and a hat.