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2 Colorado groups to watch for in inaugural parade -- The Freedom Riders, Air Force Academy cadets

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Posted at 6:45 AM, Jan 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-20 08:53:07-05

Two groups from Colorado will be in Donald J. Trump's inaugural parade on Friday -- The Freedom Riders and dozens of Air Force Academy cadets.

The Freedom Riders, a group of female riders who perform at rodeos and other events, were in President George W. Bush's inaugural parade in 2005 and President Barack Obama's inaugural parade in 2009, according to our partners at the Greeley Tribune.

"We are a group of women who are proud of the country we live in, and have come up with a unique way to display our affection with horses in a patriotic western presentation of our American colors," the group said.

The women carry large American flags as they ride wearing red, white and blue attire.

The Freedom Riders told Denver7 they took six horses and 12 people to Washington, D.C.

More than 80 cadets from the Air Force Academy are marching in the parade and will salute the new president as they pass the reviewing stand.

Academy cadets have marched in every Inauguration Parade since the 43rd Inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957.

The parade starts at 1 p.m. MT. There are about 8,000 participants.

See the full inauguration day schedule here.

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