___First Flag 2015

It was more important to get the pictures up right away than to fill in the narrative. So, here are those pictures and as time passes, the dialogue will come together.

We start at the gathering at City Hall, getting together for the parade which will make its way down Highland Ave, take a right turn onto Greenville, and then on up to Prospect Hill Monument. Here are some of those characters along the way.

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5. The Poet

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35. Even as cold as it was, there are many happy people participating.

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56. Thanks to our police for helping out.

57. Hey, another dog joining in.

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62a. The plaques attached to Prospect Hill Monument, telling an important story and history of what has taken place on this hill.

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Post 19, American Legion Gun Salute
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1 comment:

  1. Great pix Skip. Thanks for being there.

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