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.