Memorial Day Parade 2012

     We all got up early this morning.  Megan had to be at the parade lineup at 9 am.  The Memorial Day parade started at 11am.  We are expecting record highs today in the 90s here in Michigan and it was a hot one...even this morning.  This is the very last official duty for Megan and marching band for this school year.  (Seems like it's never really over!)  You will see from the pictures that my brother also happened to be in the parade, as he is most years, on behalf of the fire department. 
     There was a ceremony after the parade honoring the military at which the band played the Star Spangled Banner. 
     I will keep this short and sweet.  We are now home enjoying a nice family barbecue and relaxing while appreciating the many freedoms we have thanks to those who have served our country!!
What did you do to celebrate this Memorial Day??

The three high school bands in our school district combined for this parade
(many students are out of town with their families...)

Notice the guy spraying down the antique car with water to keep it cool...
My Jacob and Kristin...aren't they cute!?
This man from the Lions Club seemed so sweet...

My brother, Mike, is sitting passenger side waving to the kids.  As he says, he likes to get in his community service time...ha!  We yelled and he saw us!!

Megan's in the groovy sunglasses to the right of our saluting drum major...


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love a good parade! The elderly man is just precious.

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

Looks like a great parade :) I always cry when the vets walk by!