This year's parade is a showing of strength that they aren't going to let fear and hatred win.
The Capital Gazette newspaper saying on Twitter, "Normally we cover the fourth of July Parade in Annapolis. Today though, we'll be apart of it. We want our readers and our community to see that we believe things will, eventually, be okay again. Eventually."
Just last week, 5 people were killed at the building that houses the Capital Gazette. The shooter who is in police custody held a grudge against the paper for years.
But, on this 4th of July, it is about the victims and survivors.
Rebecca Smith, Wendi Winters, John McNamara, Gerald Fischman, and Rob Hiaasen.
The parade takes off at 6:30 p.m.