Posted by Nate
on Wednesday, August 23rd 2017:
In Reply to: OUR MEMORIAL DAY PARADE posted by HAROLD CHICHESTER on Tuesday, August 22nd 2017:
I heard about the Memorial Day parades, which used to be held in Brooklyn, on Eastern Parkway. I wish that I would have seen those parades. However, I don't understand why an Independence Day parade, was never held in Brooklyn, or even in Manhattan for that matter, on July 4th? In Central Ohio, where I live, there are many Independence Day parades held in many communities in this area. One of the parades has fighter jets zooming overhead, as well as helicopters flying fairly low. Until a few years ago, there was even a representation of the local chapter of the Survivors of Pearl Harbor. I spoke to some of those gentlemen in the early 1990's, and it was an honor to have done so. When I was at that parade, there was a float from a local high school. Many of the students had graduated from that high school, some thirty six years earlier. They recognized one of their teachers, who was riding on a float in the parade. They were all shouting his name, and he was beaming with pride, since he was very appreciative that they remembered him. Last, there were many old cars in the parade. We really didn't need any military tanks in that parade, since the older cars were built like tanks! Incidentally, Guam celebrates its independence day on July 25th. The reason that it is celebrated on that date, is because on July 25, 1944, our brave U.S. Marines, and brave U.S. Army soldiers liberated Guam, after two and a half years of oppressive Japanese rule.
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