Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Parade

After the parade a quiet moment of prayer and reflection



"Shadrack (the bird) and I want 50% of the money that you make on this picture."


Today Vicki and I walked to the Newtown Memorial Day Parade. It was supposed to start at 9am so we got there at 9am and waited in the Starbucks right on the parade route. It turns out that the parade started several blocks away then stopped at the Council Chamber for speeches. So after waiting for an hour and talking to a few nice people, I walked over and caught the end of the last speech and the beginning of the parade. The parade itself didn't last long but it was very moving to see the old World War II vets and patriotism. I was in the Navy during the "cold war" and thankfully didn't see the horrors or lose any friends in battle. I remember seeing the sadness and loss in the face of my kindergarten teacher when she lost her son in Vietnam.
I salute the fallen, the fighting and those who lost loved ones to war.

I present this as my (new) world in Newtown. To see all the other my world tuesday posts just click here.

15 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Great pictures! Glad to see the warm weather there!
God bless you
Léia

Abe Lincoln said...

I wrote about the old days when this holiday was called, Decoration Day. And, it is similar to the photos you posted on your blog today. Except it was war time and I was a little boy.

It is on my blog, The Hamlet of Gordon if you are interested.

Guy D said...

Memorial Day is in my opinion one of the most important holidays. Great post.

Have a great week.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Gaelyn said...

Looks like a nice little parade in honor of our fallen. Hope you told Shadrak that you don't pay crackers.

Marja said...

Looks like a great parade Looks very warm there as well. It is freezing here now

Carver said...

Love the shots of the parade and a good memorial day post.

susieofarabia said...

I really enjoyed seeing your Memorial Day photos. I do miss the American holidays. There are only two holidays celebrated here, and you can't even tell there's a holiday ging on, except for all the businesses are closed.

Sylvia K said...

Really wonderful shots! Like Carver, I love the parade shots! Very colorful! Great post for the day.

Indrani said...

Watching parades can be fun if the weather is good and you have lovely shots.

mountain.mama said...

You sure have moved around a lot! Great parade pics. I like the little parades the best.

magiceye said...

beautiful images

Arija said...

So colourful with the historical uniforms.

m_m said...

Very nice and beautiful event. You must be really proud of such great holidays!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great post and I enjoyed the shots. Its wonderful to give tribute to those who sacrificed so much for us.

ruma2008 said...

It is the very good work which American tradition is transmitted through. The expression of such a person looks very happy, and did lively, I like these work. Thank you.