Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Parade

For our November Youth Service Club we attended our local Veteran's Day parade. We bought flags for the kids to wave and they had so much fun with those. Nothing is better in the world that a small town parade. We know so many people that it was fun to visit and wave to friends in the parade. We had a little party going on around our little bench on the corner. We loved seeing all the Boy Scouts, Soldiers, and Veterans.

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!


Amy said...

Sounds like a great parade! I would have been so weepy eyed at the sight of those soldiers honoring those lost. Of course my attention was caught by those beautiful horses! Being that I live in the horse capitol and all. Do y'all have mounted police too?

tammy said...

You're right, nothing better than a small town parade.

Kristin said...

I'm so glad you went! Last year attendance was pretty sparse, but it was a great experience to be there! I'm sure the veterans appreciated seeing your darling kids as hope for the next generation.

Megan said...

Wonderful, our yearly summer parade is one of our favorite traditions. I love that your town does a Veteran's Day parade.