These young lads are proudly celebrating their freedom as new Americans! They're dressed in Revolutionary War era (1776) outfits, and are carrying the flag from that time. They're all excited to be in the procession, and the two musicians have driven their families a little crazy, practicing the same tunes over and over, making sure they get them just right. The kid in the middle isn't wearing his tricorn hat because of an unfortunate accident with a horse and wagon just before this 'picture' was taken (no one was hurt - just the hat!).