Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day Parade


The Honor Guard.


This veteran was tossing candy to the kids watching the parade.
Kind of echoes the martial arts person in the poster, eh?


Maybe this young man is tired of having Mom take his picture!


It wouldn't be a West Hartford parade without Rob the Drummer joining one of the high school bands.  Rob is a music educator who teaches local kids to play the drums.  He travels the country with his message for kids to pick up instruments instead of drugs and alcohol.

The theme for City Daily Photo bloggers on June 1 is "Zest."

20 comments:

Halcyon said...

Looks like a great parade. I love it when people get together. :)
PS: I think Ai Weiwei 'remakes' a lot of his artworks depending on where they're being shown. I am sure your stools and my stools were the same, but your arrangement was more dynamic. :)

Kate said...

Tossing candy to the kids reminds me of the Allies when liberating villages during WWII.

Ed said...

You might not have had bagpipers in West Hartford, but you had Rob the Drummer! Now I'm jealous.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful set of images!

Lowell said...

Looks like you had a very nice day for the parade. It also looks rather like a small town event which can't be true...or maybe West Hartford is a small town. Rob the Drummer looks a little scary. But I don't need him 'cause I usually pickup drumsticks when we eat turkey.

EG CameraGirl said...

Parades are such fun, especially ones with a small-town feel on a lovely day.

Randy said...

They guy in the big hat in that last shot looks like he's having fun.

Lowell said...

Thanks for the info, Jack. So West Hartford really is a relatively small town and I can see why so many folks get involved in an event like this. Sounds mighty good!

Ocala is officially only about 50K. But that's only within the city limits. It's about 250K when you add the suburban areas. :)

Lois said...

Looks like a lot of fun! My daughter would love Rob the Drummer since she is a high school band director.

Sharon Anck said...

Love the parade scenes. That Rob is doing great work! Of course, having a drummer in the house might not be every parent's dream. Maybe a violin or clarinet thrown into the mix would also work.

Sylvia K said...

Such fun, great shots for the day, Jack!! I love the kid and his photo-taking Mom!! The veteran tossing candy is priceless!! You do find the perfect ones!! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy the remainder of your week -- camera in hand, of course!!

William Kendall said...

Good street captures, Jack!

I remember once seeing a pic of a kid with the drums, with the caption that if you really hate someone, the best way to show it is to give their chidren a drumset.

cieldequimper said...

:-) Maybe it wasn't his mother...

RedPat said...

It's great to see such a low-key parade where everyone is enjoying themselves! I though the guy was showing us the poster at first.

VP said...

I like the tone of the parade and I really enjoyed your pictures of it!

Tanya Breese said...

these are super and it does look like he's mimicking the poster lol...i can also relate to the mom and the irritated boy haha

Bob Crowe said...

There is something about firemen in dress uniform that looks different in the Northeast than the rest of the country. The guys in Ridgewood, NJ, where my sister lives and I often shoot the 4th of July parade, look just like this. They have a special dignity.

Stefan Jansson said...

Rob is doing a good job. Nice photos from the parade.

Virginia said...

Good for Rob. I'll bet he's a great teacher too.
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PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like the way Rob the drummer thinks Jack.. and follows it through!