“By the People: Brattleboro Goes Fourth” welcomes everyone to the town’s 49th annual Independence Day celebration Monday with a morning parade downtown and afternoon and evening program of family activities and fireworks at Living Memorial Park. Brattleboro’s Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, sponsoring the march for a fifth year, will lead off with its giant American flag at 10 a.m. along a new route from Flat Street to Main Street to the Common. The Elks will be followed by parade Grand Marshal Nolan Goodnow, a soon-to-be kindergartener who woke and saved his sleeping household last Christmastime during Brattleboro’s largest fire of 2021, and marching units including the local American Legion and Brattleboro Union High School bands, veterans, civic and youth groups and, finally, local personality Alfred Hughes Jr. in his annual top-secret ensemble. Children seeking to decorate a bicycle for inclusion can meet at 9 a.m. at the Whetstone Parkway beside the Brattleboro Food Co-op. The parade route also will host athletes in the Bill Powers Memorial Firecracker 4-Miler, set to run from Living Memorial Park at 9:30 a.m. through downtown to the Common.