Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Kids!

West Hartford has kids.  LOTS of kids.  Baseball players, softball, soccer, lacrosse.  Boy scouts, girl scouts, cub scouts, brownies.  Martial arts and dancers.  Marching bands.  





And, on Memorial Day, every kid marches.

27 comments:

Andy said...

I have always said Americans are so patriotic. I see it every time I travel to the USA. Americans are always displaying their pride regardless if it's a special day or not.

Tanya Breese said...

that is really neat...love that all the kids get to be in the parade, for just being a kid!

Malyss said...

They'll sleep well at night, making beautiful dreams!

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice series of photos here. You don't see this type of patriotism in Sweden, although The Kings Park was filled to capacity the other week when the hockey world champions were celebrated by a few thousand kids and grown-ups.

Kate said...

Yup, Andy, we are are prideful and patriotic group of people, and we love a parade. Your photos demonstrate very clear the joy that community spirit brings, Jack. Photos of kids are terrific!

Halcyon said...

I don't like going to parades, but I like seeing pictures of them. Lots of happy people!

Sharon said...

And I bet they love every minute of it. By the way, that top photo is simply adorable.

SRQ said...

Love to see the little ones waving Old Glory. Nice set of pics, Jack.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful images. The first one is my favorite, such a lovely day and those girls are dolls!I feel happiness in this image, it's so fabulous! :)
hugs
Léia

Cezar and Léia said...

By the way, I love your header!
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like to see young children participating on special days Jack, it's good for them to learn about the history of their country from an early age. Love the second shot with the little boy and the balloons, super street shot.

LONDONLULU said...

Aww, very sweet. They are learning young, for sure! And atop the history, it seems they'll carry nice fun memories of the day...

RedPat said...

These pics are great, Jack! And what a fine day it was for that parade.

VP said...

Kids always steal the show everywhere...

cieldequimper said...

Kids are cool. Mostly. Was it really that warm?

Kay said...

Awww, they're all so darned cute! The first two shots are wonderful!

(Re: Your wooly mammoth comment yesterday - did you know that there's a rather famous site here where they excavated mammoth bones that have been used to confirm among the earliest human activities on this continent? You could have correctly identified a descendent!)

jennyfreckles said...

Lots of lovely memories for them - and lots of proud parents, I'm sure. Those two little girls are the height of cute!

Taken For Granted said...

The kids look like they were having a great time marching in this parade. Good for them!

LOLfromPasa said...

How about that! Great shots. Amazing turnout. Wonderful to see and read about, Jack.

William Kendall said...

Terrific crowd shots, Jack!

Virginia said...

So many great photos Jack. You hit it out of the park in my opinion. I love them ALL!
V

Randy said...

I love the balloon shot.

Michelle said...

Quintessential Americana!

CaT said...

oooh, that first one is so nice!
for the 4th time we missed memorial day. there was always something else, cant even remember what. this year, obviously, it was packing... :)

JM said...

The little girls on the top shot are so very cute!

Karl Demetz said...

The photo with the two girl is fantastic, Jack!

EG CameraGirl said...

I very much like your people photos, Jack. I want to work on that this year.