Today we honor our Veterans here in the USA and I know many other countries are doing the same. We drove our red car in the Hollywood area Parade along with my Daughters of the American Revolution War - Portland Chapter, plus the Sons of the American Revolution, pictured below, and Wahkeena chapter. My sister Roberta's husband Teddy is the one in the buckskins below - he's descended from Daniel Boone's younger brother.
This is the SAR group.
The guys. :-)
Our group photo.. #1. :-)
My very own personal veteran, my husband I married almost 49 years ago, Dayle. I just had new magnetic signs made for the parade, his has 2 of his medals, his wings and his 1st Cav patch.
On my side of the car is my sign.
Group photo #2 after more of our group arrived.
My friends, it was CCCOLD! The wind was blowing through our open windows as we waved to the appreciative crowds.
We also had 2 passengers, Chapter Regent Jane and John, a chapter member's husband who was also a Vietnam Vet. I'm not sure why our chapter has turned around and was looking at us, but it made for a good shot! :-)
I snapped this quick shot as a band of bagpipers passed by us, oh how I love the sound of pipers! And men in kilts.. well.. all I can say is.. YES!
So many people came out to honor our veterans and waved at us and were waving flags. I just love being in this parade.
Here is the ribbon we were given for participating in the parade, we had it hanging on our rear-view mirror in the event. A great day was had by all.
My Dad, Wallace Winston Shaklee when he was in the Marines during WWII. He was on Iwo Jima during a terrible battle with the Japanese there.
Husband Dayle was a Warrant Officer, flying a helicopter in Vietnam. He was shot through the thigh on one scouting mission and was later medically retired from the service.
Here he is as a very young guy learning to fly.
Dayle's dad Ralph served in the Army and was lucky to be placed in the military post office.
My brother Robert also served, Airman First Class, Staff Sergeant. Russian Linguist. (Served in Misawa, Japan and St. Laurence Island, Alaska.
We had to get up at 6:30 am to be in the parade, I am tired now! I would like everyone take a moment to remember and honor those in your family who have served in the military to protect your country and your freedom. Do share if you have someone you're proud of in the comment section.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)