Burlington Flats NY, 5/25/15

   I love a parade. It's the American way, sunshine, little kids having fun, the good smells coming from the barbeques along the route, the drummers beat making me stand taller, and making me glad I'm here today. Our men and women that fought for our freedom in foreign lands are here, and were it not for them we might be marching to a drum beat not of our making.

The Area Veterans Color Guard.

Ken Lowe delivers a Vet with his Ford convertable.

The Edmeston school band.

This gentleman is here every year celebrating Memorial Day.

The Edmeston Fire Dept.

Edmeston's Fire & Rescue.

Decorated bicycles help celebrate.

West Exeter Fire Dept, among other fire Departments, Cooperstown, West Edmeston, Fly Creek, Leonardsville, West Winfield and Bridgewater.

Boy Scouts.

Little League players.

I want one of these.

Model A's (AOOGA) and.

And. Looks like the passenger is sitting on the gas tank.

Tim Thompson's hot rod.


More horses.

Color Guard at parade rest.

Master of Ceremonies Pastor Jay Henderson gets the program started.

Veterans enjoy the shade on a hot day.

Paster Paul Eckert with the Invocation.

Nancy Schoonover (shown here) and Cathy Mayne lay the Gold Star Mothers wreath's.

(L-R) second graders Camden Graham and Quinn Giodano recite the poem "Flanders Field"

JR Harbison with "Words of Rememberance"

Derek Lyon recites the Gettysburg Address as Abe Lincoln looks on.

The Senior Address by Noah Trong.

Local Military Color Guard raise the Service Flags.

Friends and neighbors enjoy the ceremony.

This young lady wanted to be a little more active in the ceremony.

Rick Graham speaks about remembering our history.

Robert Benjamin speaks for the Burlington Veterans Memorial Committee.

Deb Wengert thanks the parade participants.

Saluting the Veterans.

Photos by Otto Graham