Wednesday, July 5, 2017

I Love a Parade.....


Our Little Firecracker.


 We were invited to join our daughter,
son-by-love and the Dumplin'
for the Towson, MD
Fourth of July Parade yesterday.
A tradition in Erik's family,
started by his grandfather, the family always
 attends this 4th of July Parade.
This is the first time his Poppy was not
in attendance.
The family lost him earlier this year.

But he was certainly there in spirit
as his children, grandchildren
and great-grandchildren were still at the parade,
carrying on the tradition and
remembering this man who meant
so much to them..


 It was wonderful to see Americans 
of all ages celebrating America's Birthday.



I sometimes worry that with every generation,
 perhaps there is less and less history being taught.  
That it is considered corny to be patriotic. 
That what has gone before, that has given 
each generation, the freedoms they have
today is forgotten.  


That when our National Anthem is played,
 it will never bring tears to their eyes
because the history of this country
sometimes is just not known or remembered.
Have I been so blinded by the news,
that all I see is people believing that
America is a horrible place to live,
but not knowing or acknowledging
the sacrifices of  those who came before?








 However, this Independence Day Tradition
gives me hope.  All ages waving American Flags
and cheering as our military, firemen,
police and local boy scouts passed by.
And folks standing up, with hands over their hearts,
 as one of the bands marched passed us playing
 God Bless America.


I pray for this country.
I have hope for this country.



And it wouldn't be a Maryland parade 
without Mr Boh and
the Ravens Marching Band.





America...One Nation Under God





6 comments:

  1. I love 4th of July parades. We are Americans and we often disagree with each other, but we love our country and want the best for it.

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  2. Wonderful Family Tradition!!!

    Me'thinks the U.S.A. *haters*, are more on the coasts. And in big cities. Where they can more easily gather other U.S.A. *haters* together, and "demonstrate" for the tv cameras.

    And hired U.S.A. *haters,* can be bused in, to "demonstrate" for the cameras.

    They are the ones who are blindly swallowing the *Liberal Kool-Aid*.

    In "fly-over-country," and many areas, where we think for ourselves, Patriotism still exists. We still fly our flags. And stand proudly and cover our hearts, for the National Anthem. And go on with our lives.

    We Patriots don't *demonstrate*. We don't scream and holler. We work, instead. And we vote.

    And this simple patriotic act of Voting, surprised the Haughty Liberals and the U.S.A. *haters*!!! Shocked them!!!

    So that their reply to our Lawful Election, has been to try to undermine a duly elected President, at every turn. With the willing help, of the Mass Media. To whom, I no longer listen.

    I have a mind. I can seek out my own sources of information. I can choose to still be a Patriot. And to H*ll with the Liberals and the U.S.A. *haters*!!!!!

    Luna Crone
    Proud To Be An American!!!!

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  3. What wonderful pictures of the parade and family. God bless all of us between now and next 4th of July. I hope our country can unite and pull together to make us strong and a beacon of light in the darkness of the world atmosphere. xo Diana

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  4. Wonderful family pictures and happy crowd celebrating the Fourth of July! Nice post!

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