Monday, July 04, 2011

Laurel Delaware 4th of July Parade - 2011

We went to the Laurel Delaware Fourth of July Parade this morning, as usually it was an excellent parade. Being an off year there was not as many politicians there so the parade was shorter this year

"Hats off! The flag is passing by."
Along the street there comes
A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums,
A flash of color beneath the sky:
Hats off!
The colors before us fly....
But more than the flag is passing by....
Days of plenty and years of peace;
March of a strong land's swift increase;
Equal justice, right, and law,
Stately honor and reverend awe;
Sign of a nation, great and strong
To ward her people from foreign wrong:
Pride and glory and honor,-all
Live in the colors to stand or fall.
Hats off!
Along the street there comes
A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums;
And loyal hearts are beating high:
Hats off!
THE FLAG IS PASSING BY!

(Henry Holcomb Bennett)

Never ceases to amaze me how many people do not remove their hat, stand and salute the flag at these parades. Many were as old as I am. Shows how poorly we actually give the Flag any respect. Some days you think our forefathers wasted their time signing that declaration.



Biff Lee was there. I saw him. He moves so fast you can't pin him down so the photo is blurred but it is not photoshopped in.







Some Delmar Tractors were in the parade

Is that Phyllis C., the second, driving that machine?








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