Monday, May 31, 2010

Wilmette's 2010 Memorial Day Parade

Luckily, the Wilmette, Illinois 2010 Memorial Day Parade started early enough to avoid the rain. Following a police car with flashing lights, the first to march were the flag bearers.

After the flag, a convertible followed with the local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) officials.

While a number of World War II vets watched the parade, two cars of World War II veterans rode.

The second car had only one veteran, but the car was notable for its cuteness.


Of course, elected officials marched, too.

A large contingent of children rode in their Radio Flyer wagons. We were quite taken by this Prairie Schooner model.

The Cub Scouts marched in the Memorial Day Parade.

And the Boy Scouts marched, too.

The parade ended with a fine display of Wilmette Fire Equipment just as the first raindrops started to fall.

Hope you are having a very nice Memorial Day, and thanks to all our veterans and their families.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Val said...

The scouts didn't make it all the way to the end. But everyone else did. This was our first memorial day parade in Wilmette. It was very touching.

Jun 5, 2010, 11:10:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

I was pretty well at the end of the route and I saw a lot of scouts! Do you mean the girl scouts?

Jun 6, 2010, 3:55:00 PM  

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