This is the local Police Chief, who happens to be a good friend of ours. My kids love it when he and his wife come a babysit. They have lots of fun with him. I think he was having a little to much fun with the siren though. I am pretty sure all my kids need a hearing test now.
This was the Grand Marshall of the parade with the VFW Ladies Axillary, handing out cute flag key chains. They were so sweet with the kids.
Who can't help but love the horses. No parade is complete without horses! This is the local High School Equestrian Team. All of their horses were so well mannered.
This was the most touching thing I have ever seen. It was soldiers from our local area carrying banners for fallen soldiers. Many of them were family and friends of the fallen soldiers. It brought tears to my eyes, and my heart about burst with pride when the whole street started clapping as they past by. I just love this country! A big thanks to all of those who have given the greatest sacrifice so that my children may be free.
After the parade we all went and got an ice cream cone. What could be more American than a small town parade and ice cream. It was so much fun and we lucked out that is was so sunny and beautiful, because we have had nothing but rain for quite a while!