Shenandoah, VA— The hot afternoon sun beat down on the 100 plus entrants in the parade as they shuffled for position. Getting restless and with nowhere to go until the festivities began, they moved from their floats to seek some respite in the sparse shade from the onslaught of the summer heat. The announcement finally came “The parade is moving!”
The entrants scrambled to their floats, fired up their tractors, cars and trucks. They waited what seemed like forever, the last of the entrants were moving toward the finish.
A long hot day came to a merciful end. And no floats went missing! Thanks to the able assistance of the Page Valley ARES group, the communications kept the parade on time and moving.
Many thanks to the ARES group consisting of Mark, N4YSA ( The head cheese), along with Bob, KI4VFP, Gene, KI4HFO, John, KT4CB and Paul, KK4IRS kept the entrants corralled until the parade began moving. And no floats ended up in the river.
An excellent way to remember and honor our heroes. I’m honored to have been a small part of it.