November, 2011 – Fairhope, Alabama – Veteran’s Day Parade

Posted on November 18, 2011

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Flags, floats, cups and candy, beads and bands.  It’s the Veteran’s Day Parade in Fairhope, Alabama.

Led by the Eastern Shore Magnolia Maids, veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam paraded through the streets to music from the Fairhope High School Marching Band.  The band was led by their majorettes who substituted painted plastic rifles for their regular batons in their twirling routine.

Busloads of men (and a few women)  from the veteran’s home in Bay Minette, along with Boy Scouts, antique cars, military vehicles, a truck band blaring out the best of John Phillip Sousa, and floats bearing representatives from the service and veteran organizations moved through streets lined with clapping, flag-waving spectators.

Little flags were handed out to the crowd, and cups, candy and beads were flying through the air during one of the most impressive – and touching – Veteran’s parades we’ve ever seen.

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