Hello, friends! Hope you had a great Memorial Day yesterday. And I hope you remembered what Memorial Day actually is. Not the start to summer. Not National Barbecue Day. It's to honor all of our fallen soldiers over the years.
I started off the day with the annual parade that goes through my neighborhood. I took lots of pictures and a video that I will put up on my YouTube channel this weekend. (I have been putting up videos every Saturday lately and found that this works best for me. I would love to do more than one a week, but it is too hard right now to get that much together.) In the meantime, here are the still shots I took.
This is Joe standing outside of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Society building that is across the street from our house. Joe is the chaplain there.
I finally got the flower pot by the front door finished. It has three American flags and a Marine Corp and a Navy flag. Joe was in the Marines and I worked for the Navy for four years.
I also got the flag on the front door.
The Police and Fire Fife and Drum Corp began the parade with a salute to the veterans.
Then came Joe's group, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Society. Joe chose not to march with them this year.
They gave a gun salute.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars was there.
Every year they sponsor a Miss Poppy contest. Here is this year's winner.
We had eight string bands there too. I'm pretty sure this was the Polish American band.
More marchers. It was a long and beautiful parade.
It was so hot!!! Some of the veterans went and got tents and set them up so we could sit in the shade. It was very much appreciated.
I saw a fellow YouTuber there. This is the Philly Captain. I subscribe to his channel. He shows all kinds of things happening around Philly. Not all of them good. I got to talk to him and told him I would give him a shout out.
Here is the Avalon String Band.
And the Civil War Reenactors.
Another string band but I don't remember which one this was.
It was such a good parade. And afterwards the veterans gave us sandwiches for lunch. I had a tuna and cheese sandwich and a chocolate chip cookie.
I was going to make dinner, but it was so hot. We had three sandwiches left over so we had that with some potato salad that I had made.
Another good Memorial Day. It was full of honor, memories and fun. Now on to June!