Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Martin Luther King Day...a Parade!

It's Martin Luther King Day! Savannah has one of the largest parades in the US, and we took our chairs down early to get a good seat.

Barb and Ed's dog, Maggie, got lots of looks and attention. Maggie is deaf, but she certainly heard the loud fire engines. Her poor ears!

This day celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and this year’s theme, by 7th grader Sierra Vincent, was "Dreamers are Believers, and Believers Become Achievers."

The mayor of Savannah...

Vietnam Vets...

The casualties of the war (I'm assuming from this area) were listed on the Volkswagen...

Some adorable adaptations of the theme...

Many vehicles had signs with the theme displayed...

Go, girls!

There were many floats and bands. The parade was expected to take three hours to pass by.

The sightseeing trolley buses were being put to good use...

A high school marching band...

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These ladies are dressed to the nines. I am not sure what Omar Court is, but these are the head honchos.

This little guy was really cute. The parade route was quite long and he was marching with the best of them.

Lots of songs being sung...

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I can't say we saw too many Caucasians. It was really a treat to be able to watch this celebration of freedom.


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