Posts Tagged ‘Veterans Day parade’

A day of observance: honoring our veterans

Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders passed by in review, a nearby tourist said, in apparent amazement, “Look! They’re all girls!” And so they were. And they were wonderful, and so were the marchers from Del Valle, as always.

It was a fine day, and the Austin Veterans’ Day parade was splendid.

There had been murmurings of controversy over what flags or banners might be displayed. The mayor did not seem to be in evidence; nor did there seem to be any display of the types of flags or banners that had inspired discussion.

View some visual souvenirs in the form of still Veterans’ Day parade, Austin, 2017 and videos. Many were the poppies; many were the Stars and Stripes. Happy were the faces.

A salute to veterans

This was a perfect day for the Veterans Day parade, crisp and sunny. Del Valle, which never fails to participate, led off the order of March.

Mayor Leffingwell was among the dignitaries. We were treated to stirring music, most particularly from Del Valle (which never fails to participate), a City pipe band, and, grandest of all, a large and prime band all the way from Bastrop High School.

Various school ROTC groups were snappy and polished, with perfect posture. All the children participating in the parade and along the route were a treat to see.

Some toy-camera photos have been uploaded and so have some unedited videos, with more on the way. Congress Avenue was specifically designed as a route for parades and processions. Next parade up is Chuy’s.

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