Traditions continued Friday around the Coastal Bend, starting with some special parades hosted every year to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Nursing home residents at Retama Manor North Nursing Center, alone with administrators and volunteers, gathered for a proud parking lot parade.

That was not the only parade taking place Friday. The 13th annual Morningside July 4th Parade was also held, starting from the corner of Lawnview and North Morningside. The parade is hosted by the Historic Morningside Preservation Society.