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Fourth theme and grand marshals announced

The theme for the upcoming Fourth of July Parade is Highway 2 Our Future, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Alaska Marine Highway System.

According to the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce, the idea was submitted by Terry Wanzer. A draft graphic for the theme incorporates the chemical formula for water, H2O.

The chamber also announced that the parade Grand Marshals will be former Governor and first lady Frank and Nancy Murkowski.

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