Grandpa, on the left, during his last parade ride in 2011
I am interruping the photo challenge temporarily because I wanted to share some special photos honoring my Grandpa Ray who just recently passed away. The town I grew up in, and where he lived most all of his life, has a summer festival complete with parade each July. My Grandpa was in that parade as long as I can remember marching with a flag as part of the local VFW. Grandpa was a proud WWII veteran and 5 time commander of his local VFW post. He marched every year and then rode in a car when he could no longer make the walk. They wanted to honor his memory and these are some of the photos I took to remember.
Led by the proud
His local VFW post, where he served many years, honoring him.
and his American flag that was flown over the White House and presented as a gift by my parents.
One last trip through town...