Oh what fun we had. It was not as cold as last year but the wind was definitely an obstacle we had to overcome and thankfully no rain. Our detachment was well represented in the parade starting with the Color Guard, our trailer, the Toys for Tots trailer, our Float, Dan's M151 Jeep, and the Young Marines Float. I hope you enjoy these pictures.
The Color Guard led the parade. Jimmy walked alongside the color guard. The color guard team Randy, Tom, JJ, Rick and Curt ...Look at them all in step. OOHRAH!!!!!
Our trailer pulled by Bryan and Laura also in the truck was Daniel, he carried Veterans Suicide Awareness Flag in front of Bryan's truck in the parade.
The Toys for Tots trailer got its new wrap just in time for the parade.
Greg and Michael secured the side banner on our float. We had flags but the pulls bent due to the high winds, bummer. Also pictured are some of our ride along members.
Jan and I walked in front of our float carrying the Detachment banner.
Dan drove his M151 Jeep and his ride along was Adria Ancheta a 90yr old Army Korean and Vietnam Veteran. Also pictured is Randy who just stopped by to say hi.
Young Marines getting ready
After the parade some of our members went to Garrison Park to set rebar so the 500 USA flags could be set..and fly in unison. Each one has a heartfelt personal message of thanks from a sponsor. They will be on display from Nov 6th thru the 12th. Try to get by and see the display.
Again it was a great event and hope to see more of you next time now that we have the float to ride on or walk alongside it if you want.