Stonington Borough Independence Day Parade

7.4.11 ~ Old Mystic, Connecticut
7.4.11 ~ Old Mystic, Connecticut

It’s HUMID today but we went out to Stonington Borough to see their unique parade. Anyone who wanted to march simply showed up and joined in, but they also had the requisite fife and drum corps, and fire engines, old and new. And what we appreciated very much was that after the parade all participants and viewers gathered in Wadawanuck Park and respectfully listened to a public reading of the Declaration of Independence, nicely highlighting the reason for the festivities. Then the band played again and we all sang the first verse of the Star-Spangled Banner together. It was very moving.

The first picture we took in Old Mystic – the flags are versions of the Revolutionary era flag. The rest of these pictures were taken at the parade in Stonington Borough…

I am having a sciatica flare-up so I was all right while standing, but was having a hard time of it sitting in the car and sitting here now posting this blog, even with my special cushion. Will have to come back for comments only as pain permits for a few days… Today I am very thankful we have air-conditioning!

7.4.11 ~ Stonington, Connecticut
7.4.11 ~ Stonington, Connecticut

7.4.11 ~ Stonington, Connecticut

7.4.11 ~ Stonington, Connecticut

7.4.11 ~ Stonington, Connecticut

7.4.11 ~ Stonington, Connecticut

7.4.11 ~ Stonington, Connecticut

7.4.11 ~ Stonington, Connecticut

7.4.11 ~ Stonington, Connecticut

7.4.11 ~ Stonington, Connecticut
a Citroen caught Tim’s attention

Happy Independence Day!

Independence Day

A special Thank You to our ancestors who served in the War for Independence:

Capt. Nathaniel Shaw (1717-1800)

Capt. Ezekiel Huntley (1731-1783)

Lt. Francis Shurtleff (1738-1794)

William Shurtleff (1743-1790)

Isaac Weekes (1747-1792)

Ichabod Tillson (1750-1822)

Ephraim Koyl (1753-1838)

Seth Allen (1755-1838)

William Hamilton (1756-1824)

Samuel Cash (1758-1847)

…and to any and all who remain unknown for now…

 

Last Revised: 28 October 2019