Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day Parade

So it's Memorial Day weekend here in Wacousta, Michigan.  Time for the annual parade.  It was nice to see that the soldiers were back this year carrying the flags.  (Unfortunately, they were right on the tail of the leading firetruck, so I couldn't get a nice marching picture.  They probably didn't want my advice on that, so as hard as it was, I kept quiet and respectful.)
Here comes the band playing You're A Grand Old Flag.  It was nice to see this community band of kids and adults marching together.
Here are some local 4-H kids and their animals.  It was nice of that one girl to carry her tired young goat.
And here are some antique tractors.  Cospicuously absent was any tractor of a green variety.  I will have to show this to Troy to answer the call for 2013, plus maybe a Farm American banner.
There were a few more paraders, but it was pretty much over in a few minutes.  But as always, there was a good crowd.  The assembly moved down to the cemetary by the Civil War statue and words were said to cause us to be thankful for what we have and who made that possible.  If you haven't already done so, why not pause right now for some thoughts of those in uniform who stepped up for Freedom.  Enjoy the weekend.