Mesa to Pitt 2015

Mesa to Pitt 2015

Friday, November 16, 2012

Veteran's Day Parade

Pam - We went downtown on Monday, November 12 for their Veteran's Day parade.  All I can say is WOW!  They know how to stage a parade with lots of military units, equipment and LOTS of middle school and high school ROTC units.

Enjoy the parade.......

The starting point of the parade.




The Marines know how to show up for a parade!



And then the Army didn't want to be outdone......


This is one group we don't see up home in a parade!  Yes it is the Sons of the Confederacy!!!



Yup!  That's a submarine they are sitting with!



And this is what it's all about!  This old timer is a WWII veteran who sat thru the entire 2 hour parade.  I can't tell you how many people marching stopped and shook his hand and thanked him.  It made me miss my father....

After the parade, we went over to The Jacksonville Landing again and had lunch and drinks at a lovely Irish resturant.  We sat by the water for hours and watched the bridges go up and down (and drank beer) and boats go by.  There was a sign that said no wake zone, watch for manatees.  I watched, but never saw one!

 

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