Our town held the 4th of July Parade today. This way is doesn't interfere with Church. The parade route passes three of the bigger churches in the village. I wasn't too impressed with the parade this year. The whole family agreed that it was all about fire trucks more than anything else.
It was nice that the veterans were up front, but because the local high school fired the principal and assistant principal, no one made arrangements for the high school band to be in the parade. We had other marching bands, just not ours.
There was a larger than normal number of Boy Scouts this year. It the 100th Anniversary of Scouting and the boys out-did themselves with floats. Usually they just march, this year they some boys marched and others road on elaborate floats that told the story of scouting.
Today's photo from the parade is of Carlin, a friend's son and his scouting buddy holding an American Flag in the parade. I remember having to march and hold the flags, I hated it. The boys seemed ok with it.