As usual, veterans were presented with a boutonniere and we had some pizza before the parade. We had a good turnout from the submarine veterans and Silent Service Motorcycle Club (SSMC). The parade route was lined with a large and enthusiastic crowd.
|The traditional veterans photo at Heritage Hall|
|Subvets meeting up at the float|
|Maureen and Kathy who always make sure the veterans are welcome and in the right place|
|Roy signing in, while Jerry gets some help with his flower|
|Kathy helps Pierre sign in|
|Cliff and Ralph enjoying the weather|
|Everyone enjoying some pizza in the shade|
|Kerry, Dutch, and Dave getting in a few bites before the parade|
|Seattle Base and SSMC members|
|Kerry and Ric ready for the parade|
Then the Seattle Base USSVI with our submarine float and Silent Service Motorcycle Club - Thresher Chapter.
|Seattle Base banner leads|
|And Jim towing the float|
|A closer picture of the float|
|And then the Silent Service Motorcycle Club|
|As usual, there were a few stops along the way|
|We also had a malcontent or two ...|
|The were a lot of parade viewers and they seemed happy to see us|
|And we had an interesting lone viewer too|
Don't forget we are planning our Tolling the Boats ceremony for August 19 at the Kirkland Marina Pavilion.
|Fourth of July crowd at the pavilion|