U.S. Soldiers march in Romanian parade
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2 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Soldiers stationed at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania march with Romanian military personnel in a parade in Constanta, Romania May 21, 2019. The annual parade celebrates the beginning of summer and coincides with a religious holiday honori... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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5 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Soldiers stationed at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania stand in formation alongside Romanian and Italian military personnel in Constanta, Romania May 21, 2019. The Soldiers participated in a parade that ended in a celebration with the Const... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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7 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Military personnel and Constanta city officials, including Constanta City Mayor Decebal Fagadau (on stage, right of podium) watch youth perform a dance at a parade in Constanta, Romania May 21, 2019. The annual parade celebrates many things, includin... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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8 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Romanian mounted security personnel ride into the city square in a parade and celebration in Constanta, Romania May 21, 2019. In addition to celebrating the beginning of summer, the annual parade honors the local police force. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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9 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Girls in traditional costume participate in a parade and celebration in Constanta, Romania May 21, 2019. The annual parade celebrates the beginning of summer and coincides with a religious holiday honoring St. Constantine and St. Helen. (U.S. Army ph... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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10 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. Dale Murray, Area Support Group Black Sea Commander (center) and Master Sgt. Brian Breaker (left), acting sergeant major for ASG-BS, applaud at a parade and celebration in Constanta, Romania May 21, 2019. The annual parade celebrates many things... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

CONSTANTA, Romania-Hundreds of people marched down the streets of Constanta, Romania, to the beat of a marching band in a parade honoring the city, the local police force and religious figures St. Constantine and St. Helen.

The parade, an annual tradition in Constanta, also celebrates the beginning of summer and seasonal sports for local clubs and schools.

About twenty U.S. Soldiers stationed at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base joined Romanian and Italian military personnel, police officers, students and Constanta City Mayor Decebal Fagadau in the parade.

"It's a celebration not only of the city of Constanta and its culture, but our alliance as well," said Sgt. Brian Legaspi of the 313th military police detachment out of Las Vegas. "It was a wonderful event to see, and I hope that other U.S. service members can come and experience it one day."