It was a regular Fourth of July day like any other in the small town of Hope Mills, NC.
Residents from all over town gathered together to attend the annual July 4th parade on Thursday in celebration of the country's independence. But one of the floats in the parade was completely unexpected, and caused some serious controversy.
According to The Huffington Post, the parade included a "White History Month" float which was attached to a John Deere tractor and driven by local farmer Donnie Spell. The float included a large wagon filled with watermelons, and featured a sign that said: "White History Month. Hug WTE PPL." Spell also added a Confederate flag to the display.