Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Memorial Day Parade in Lower Burrell

Lower Burrell's Memorial Day Parade took place at 11:00 A.M. on Memorial Day, May 29. The parade route was along a straight portion of Leechburg Road.
"Oh soldier, where have you been?"
Leading the parade was a group from the Lower Burrell American Legion. They marched in cadence, singing "Oh soldier, where have you been?" I had not heard this song before, but it was very inspiring, particularly at the start of the parade.
WWII vets in 2006 Memorial Day parade, Lower Burrell
A car with World War II veterans had a surprise for me ...
Civil War vets in 2006 Memorial Day parade in Lower Burrell
The Burrell Band was quite impressive.
Burrell Band in 2006 Memorial Day parade, Lower Burrell
Burrell Band in 2006 Memorial Day parade, Lower Burrell
Burrell Band in 2006 Memorial Day parade, Lower Burrell
The fire department for the City of Lower Burrell was the first of a number of fire departments to appear in the parade.
Lower Burrell fire department in 2006 Memorial Day Parade, Lower Burrell
Lower Burrell Cub Scouts marched in the parade.
Lower Burrell cub scouts in 2006 Memorial Day parade, Lower Burrell
The Brackenridge American Legion, that had marched in the Tarentum-Brackenridge parade the day before, made another appearance.
Brackenridge American Legion in 2006 Memorial Day parade, Lower Burrell
The Kinloch Fire Company of the Lower Burrell Fire Department was present with their yellow truck.
Kinloch fire company in 2006 Memorial Day parade, Lower Burrell
The Relay for Life of the American Cancer Society was represented in the parade. The also handed out fliers to remind people that August 5-6 there will be a Relay for Life in Memorial Park, New Kensington.
Relay for Life, in the 2006 Memorial Day Parade, Lower Burrell
The Upper Burrell Fire Department was also present.
Upper Burrell Fire Dept in 2006 Memorial Day parade, Lower Burrell
The New Kensington Fire Department was represented by a color guard, band, and many pieces of equipment.
New Kensington Fire Department color guard in 2006 Memorial Day parade, Lower Burrell
New Kensington Fire Department in 2006 Memorial Day parade, Lower Burrell
The Markle Fire Department was also present.
Markle Fire Department in 2006 Memorial Day parade, Lower Burrell
The Arnold Fire Department brought their color guard, band, and pieces of equipment. They had also been in the Tarentum parade the day before.
Arnold Fire Department color guard in 2006 Memorial Day parade, Lower Burrell
Arnold Fire Department in 2006 Memorial Day parade, Lower Burrell
The Fawn Township Fire Department (who also appeared in the Tarentum parade on Sunday) was present with their "Fireslayer."
Fawn Fire Department "Fireslayer" in 2006 Memorial Day parade, Lower Burrell
The Apollo Hose Company was also in the parade.
Apollo Hose Co in 2006 Memorial Day parade, Lower Burrell
As the grand finale to the parade, the New Kensington Top Hats made an appearance.
New Kensington Top Hats in 2006 Memorial Day parade, Lower Burrell

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3 comments:

Sherry P said...

we are in the lower burrell parade every year. i am in the ridge runner's car club. i was in the light green 66 olds starfire.

it's a great parade. we had about 16 cars in it with about 15 to 20 lbs of candy to throw in each car.

the kids are great along the route. almost all of them say "thank you" and if they are too young, their parents say "thanks"

Stewart said...

Hi Sherry, thanks for visiting my blog.

I don't know classic cars very well, so I guess I made a selfish decision when I came to making my selection from the 74 pictures I took for inclusion on my blog. The classic cars had such variety.

Your poetry on After the Bridge is great stuff!

Sherry P said...

we were the 2nd car, a big light green one. the 1st car was a beautiful silver with a black roof. a chevelle. that was the remaining founder of the club.
we enjoy that parade. it was hot tho. surprised at that. it's usually cold and raining.

glad you enjoyed some of my work. : )