Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day in Sea Cliff, 9 AM

We had heavy rain all night long, and it was still raining until about 7:30 this morning.  I was up at 8 and the rain had stopped, so I grabbed my camera and headed up to town for the Memorial Day Parade.  It was cancelled, unfortunately.  No one wants to march in a downpour.  I have been to every Memorial Day Parade since 1988, I think it was.  I didn't used to go, but that year a colleague at work wrote a piece about growing up a small town in Maine, and how he loved the parade.  He want back 30 years later,  only to find that the parade was no longer taking place.  I thought "If we are so fortunate in having this wonderful parade in Sea Cliff, the least I can do is attend, to remember all those who have lost their lives."  So it was a disappointment to miss it this year.


Anonymous said...

So many parades were cancelled because of the predicted torrential rains and possible thunder storms. The town street looks beautiful with the flags flying. Glad that you attend to support the marchers and remember those lost their lives.

Anonymous said...

That is exactly the way I feel about my local parade. It's small but I feel it is my duty and privilege to attend to pay my respects. I was also disappointed that the parade was cancelled. There are also several streets lined with flags for the parade route. bsk

Photodude Images said...

Don't know if you saw this, but pretty cool: