Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Parade And Fair Photos - Anchorage July 4, 2016

I've been to the after parade activities on the Park Strip, but I'd never made it to the parade before.  Here are some pictures of the parade and of the folks enjoying themselves afterward.

There we're lots of dogs.

But one of my favorite parade groups was this one:

There was lots of patriotism (or is this the ornithology truck?)

Girl Scouts.


Beauty pageant winners.

And lots of musicians.

Brits and their cars

Lots of food choices

Politics. Which is appropriate for the 4th of July.

Religion.  Of course the First Amendment gives them the right to be there, but this is a secular holiday celebrating a government that should be separate from religion.  And I have problems with religious groups that give out free books to children as a way to proselytize.

 Over by the big flag pole, where the Star Spangled Banner was sung along with the Alaska Flag song (including the verse that Carl Gato worked so hard to block), and the Declaration of Independence was read, these appropriately dressed folks had a very Martha Stewart looking picnic.  She did have some problems sitting down on the ground with those big hoops under her dress.

And what parade is complete without horses?  These representing Rodeo Alaska.

We even had marchers from the Salvadoran community.  

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