What a gorgeous day for a parade!

I forgot how emotional I get at these things - should have stuffed 
some tissues into my knapsack. So many men and women 
have made great sacrifices for our freedom 
- it's a beautiful thing!

And I think of the words that Isaiah wrote about the Messiah, 

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
    to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Jesus was standing in the temple in his hometown, and he read this passage 
aloud to the people gathered around him. 

Then he rolled up the scroll, 
gave it back to the attendant and sat down. 
The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 
He began by saying to them, 
“Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

Now, THAT...that is a really beautiful thing!!


Paul and Vicki Young said...

That's the most Americana I've seen in a long time, and I was getting all sniffly just seeing your still pictures, and then you talked about needing a tissue too, so now I'm laughing. Someday I'd like to see another good parade.

Paul and Vicki Young said...

I've gotta show the kids too.

tuftsmel said...

An interesting lot of photos!
Was that in Portsmouth, Chesapeake or Norfolk? I especially liked the dog in the T-shirt!

Timber said...

There's not a lot of Americana to be seen, it seems, lately, and it WAS very moving!

This parade was in Portsmouth - I rode my bike to it, and Mike ran. It's the oldest continuous Memorial Day parade in the United States - I think this was the 129th year!

Brenda Covert said...

That was a very well done parade, and you got some great shots!

Timber said...

Thank you, Brenda (new camera!).