Sunday, November 13, 2011

Veteran's Day Parade

Waiting for the parade to begin.


The riderless horse led the way.



Traffic jam, like a throwback in time as the old cars lined up.


A small section of the Army brass band played


while a C-130 gave us a flyover.

The pride of Ripley High School: the marching band. They looked and sounded great as they played America the Beautiful for us.

The flag corps get it done!


Who is that driving the vintage fire truck?

Why it's Jack, our mailman!

It was a cold, blustery day, but the good humor of the people waiting to see the parade and honor the vets warmed us all. So did the free coffee being given out by some business owners on the street.

Small town, small parade, but big spirit and big hearts.

3 comments:

Pat MacKenzie said...

Small town parades are often the best - you get to see your friends and neighbours driving the fire trucks!

Angie said...

What an intersting group of blogs so glad I dropped by ... through 'Stargoose ....'

Love your family photos ..I'm in to Family History and put Layouts with a story, on my other blog.

momalizzie said...

They had a Veteran's Parade in Manassas on Saturday, but I ended up working. :( Really wanted to see it. Maybe next year. Cool that you had a flyover!!

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