Welcome Home The Heroes Parade

It was Armed Forces Day in the U.S., and I walked to The Boulevard to offer my support to our service men and women marching along this broad avenue. Here is a partial description from the local newspaper:

"Thousands of Richmond-area residents lined Boulevard this morning to show their thanks to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
They waved flags and cheered as active-duty personnel and veterans from all military service branches marched along Boulevard from Kensington Avenue to the Carillon in Byrd Park in the first-ever Welcome Home The Heroes Parade in Richmond. They were joined by Junior ROTC units and a host of other groups that support veterans and their families.
The Welcome Home The Heroes Parade held was modeled after one held in St. Louis in January.
At Byrd Park, a resource center was set up with booths where veterans could receive information on a wide range of resources such as potential employment opportunities, pro bono lawyers, and counseling services.
The grand marshal was Col. Wesley L. Fox, a retired Marine who received the Medal of Honor in 1971 for his service in the Vietnam War.
The parade featured 70 entries from all over Virginia, including high school marching bands, Army and Air Force units and the Marine Band."

I realize I posted a collage yesterday, but sometimes there is just too much you want to show to limit yourself to a single picture. I hope you will agree.


Great collage
posted May 20th, 2012  
A beautiful collage, Allison ...love the great feeling of patriotism shown! A great way to show that we care ..my husband is an Air Force veteran. I love each and every photo here.
posted May 20th, 2012  
Nothing wrong with another collage. These are some great photos, and the service men and women need the exposure.
posted May 20th, 2012  
what a good collage to capture the event, God bless those who serve
posted May 20th, 2012  
So good to see!
posted May 21st, 2012  
That is just great! I'd be there cheering and waving too.
posted May 25th, 2012  
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