God Bless America
Land of the Free…
God Bless America,
My home sweet home.
From Detroit to Houston
From San Francisco to New York,
It’s time to say,
“I love this land!”
There’s nothing like
a good ole hometown parade…
Celebrating our freedom –
Celebrating our love of this land.
Our little town of a thousand
Saw about 20,000 pour in today
To watch our old fashioned parade.
It’s like stepping back 50 years!
No fancy floats worth thousands
With hundreds of hours donated
To create a great big splash…
No sireee! Just good ole home-spun fun!
The Grand Marshalls were ladies
From the Madison Valley Woman’s Club
Celebrating one hundred years of
Service to this wonderful community.
You know you’re in Montana when
The town’s physician and his wife
Enter the parade on horseback
Celebrating their equine family!
Thanks, RJ and Andy!
We’re so blessed to have the MVMC
(Madison Valley Medical Center)
In our little community… so blessed!
Our nurses and doctors’ kids donned the float.
Bob & I had the fun of front row seats
Because our friends who live
Right on the parade route invited us to join them.
Main Street would not have allowed us these views!
Their darling grandkids kept us entertained
As they watched the parade, too –
And ran to gather up the candy
That some of the participants threw to us!
We saw vehicles of every kind,
Decorated with flags and competing
To be chosen as the most unique
Or most beautiful, or most aged.
So nice to have this fun event back again
And the weather cooperated.
Parade was 10: to 11:30 and the
Rain didn’t come until later this afternoon!
Rain? Yup, surprise!
It was not predicted…
If you’re in the USA,
what did you do to celebrate
this special Independence Day today?
In another country?
Do you have parades like this?
Time for dinner…
Thanks for celebrating with us!
See ya tomorrow (God willing)