Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Parade 2014 - Niantic

The Memorial Day parade in Niantic (East Lyme) CT is no doubt typical of parades played out all across the country to celebrate Memorial Day.  It had all the elements of a Memorial Day parade.  Some of which I've highlighted here.  There was the local high school marching band.

Antique automobiles carrying esteemed veterans....

a pipe band....

another pipe band...

By the way, does anyone else feel that bagpipes should only be allowed to play "Danny Boy" and "The Minstrel Boy"?  Our patriotic songs don't translate well to  bagpipes.  Just sayin'...

There were politicians, in this case the Governor of Connecticut,  Dannel P Malloy who was kind enough to wave to me, even though I didn't vote for him.  He is up for re-election this year.

And finally.... just about every local business was represented.  

All in all it was fun time and a nice way to celebrate Memorial Day.


  1. I am jealous. We didn't have bagpipers. I LOVE bagpipers. Our parade was similar, except in West Hartford it seems that every kid in town marches, as a scout, soccer, baseball, martial arts, ballet, etc. etc.

    1. We had a fair share of scouts, schools, soccer players, baseball players etc. I was really surprised with the number local businesses who paraded with their banners.