This float, from the Albany Carousel Project, contained a gorgeous hand-carved greyhound who will eventually grace the finished Victorian carousel under construction. I had a good look at him because we were stalled nearby for 45 minutes at the beginning of the parade.
|The rest of the photos in this post were taken by John because he actually watched the parade.|
Patriot Guard Riders, who are quite active in Oregon, attending the far-too-many funerals of fallen soldiers.
Local marching bands were featured.
Many groups were there to support the military, but I find it chilling to look at the young boys in this picture.
A hand-painted sign decorated this big boy.
I enjoyed being in the parade even if the milieu was a bit strange.