Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Veteran's Day Parade in Birmingham, Alabama

Hubby had a great idea the other day. We're planning on going to the Veteran's Day Parade in Birmingham this year. We both have fond childhood memories of those parades...well, at least I do. Hubby remembers marching with the ROTC in this long parade when he was in high school...not really a fond memory.

I just remember going to watch it year after year, mostly with my Daddy. School let out half day back then, so children could see it. They're out the whole day now. It is a BIG DEAL in B'ham, since ours is the oldest Veteran's Day Parade in the USA. Daddy would get off work, because the parade route blocked off his downtown office building, so I remember him taking me. I don't have any specific memories of what I saw, but I sure do remember how freezing cold it was as a child and how excited I always was. Now I know I will bundle up to be outside tomorrow, but hubby will be in short sleeves. It just hasn't been really cold here yet. And I'm excited about the thought of going, too.

I'm proud of the fact that Birmingham makes such a production of this parade, because our Veterans sure deserve all the recognition we can give them. So, even if you don't go to a parade tomorrow, I hope you find a Veteran to thank or some way to show your appreciation.


Jan said...

I'm happy that Veterans Day is getting the recognition it so richly deserves again. For a while it seemed to be ignored as an event.

Dirty Butter said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jan. It was your great tribute to our military (pets and all) that prompted me to stop what I was doing and record my childhood memories of our parades.

Glad to see you on ExposeYourBlog!

emilie said...

The girls and I went to ours today, with Harley and David and their Mom.

Dirty Butter said...

Hope you had as much fun as we did!