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Columbus Day Parade – A real bore!

I have noticed over the past several years that the much hyped Columbus Day parade is suffering a distinctly diminishing participation, by both sponsors and onlookers.  Watching it this year, was just plain boring; there was a wait of ten minutes, or so, before the appearance of succeeding (mediocre) floats and, if it had not been for the hard-working marching bands, the intervals would have been a great deal longer.  There was very little to see except for straggling groups of marchers doing their very best to raise some enthusiasm from the thinning ranks of onlookers. The Grand Marshal passed by unnoticed until he dismounted from his  undistinguished truck and announced himself! Perhaps it is time to consign the parade to history?

Here are the  few views I found of interest:

Click on the pictures for detail.

Marching models

Marching models


White-knuckle maneuver

White-knuckle maneuver


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Cockades to the fore!


Stylish marchers!

Stylish marchers!


Innovative display . . . .

Innovative display . . . .




One Response

  1. Thanks for showing the pictures, in all the years I lived near, I’ve never gone to this parade.

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