It was a bit quieter in our neck of the woods today for the 4th of July compared to prior years. No parade, no picnic and entertainment at the local park, and no fireworks.
Fortunately, some of the neighbors on our street organized an informal get together, and so it was nice to be outside enjoying the warm weather and the holiday. They even had some fireworks as soon as it got dark.
But I still miss the tradition surrounding such a holiday, and so I thought I would continue my tradition of writing a 4th of July post about our local celebration.
However, since there really was not a local celebration this year, I am copying my post from two years ago to remind me of what the 4th of July was like, back in the day.
Garrett Hill, PA and the 4th of July. That means one thing.
A parade. It’s a tradition that’s carried out in communities across the U.S.
And we are fortunate to live within 200 yards of the route for the Garrett Hill parade, and so we’ve made it part of our 4th of July for the past 30 years.
The parade is led by Radnor Township’s police motorcycle unit, and includes Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty, kids and their families, fire engines, and music, lots of music.
And as you can tell from the photo above, it even featured Santa.
Thank you to the parade organizers for keeping this great American tradition going.
And let’s close with a cllp one of my all-time favorite movies – Yankee Doodle Dandy.