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Friday, August 24, 2007

Memorial Day Parade 2007

Our first official event was the Memorial Day parade on May 28, 2007. The parade was in Andover, MA. Kris was the only one in our family to march. Kolby and I sat on the sidelines watching the entire parade. There were quite a few re-enactment groups there from all different eras. Kris was not quite dressed to the nines as some of the other guys were, but for the short amount of time we had to put him together, he looked pretty darn good! Kris had been practicing drilling and shooting a rifle for a few weeks prior to the parade. Being a former Marine, he was able to pick up on all of it fairly quickly. During the parade he was able to borrow a gun, but he did not shoot it. Since they were so close to the audience, they didn't feel that it was appropriate to have the parade be his first event shooting a gun, just in case something happened. After the parade they had a ceremony in the park. During that time I had the opportunity to get acquainted with some of the women in the regiment. The two pictures on this page are of Bruce, on the left, and Kris, on the right, getting ready for the parade. For the rest of the pictures from this day, visit my photo album.

Believe me yours faithfully,

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