We salute you

Parades. You either love ’em, or you hate ’em.

I happen to like them, as long as I’m sitting inside a warm office watching them through the window. Which is precisely what I was doing this morning as the annual Wakefield Veteran’s Day Parade marched down Main Street.

There were the veterans, of course — waving their flags at the crowd. There were Girl Scouts (and their younger counterparts, Daisies.) There were children on unicycles and dogs up for adoption and firetrucks galore.

There was the little old lady outside our office decked out in her finest Veteran’s Day garb — patriotic headband, socks AND shoes.

And then there were the marching bands. And while one marched by playing “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, the other, quite interestingly, played “Yeah” by the popular R&B artist Usher. I won’t share all the lyrics with you, but somehow, I don’t think:

“I saw shorty she was checkin’ up on me/from the game she was spittin’ in my ear you would think that she knew me/So we decided to chill”

is exactly the way the Veteran’s thought they would be recognized on this blustery November day.

Let’s just hope they don’t know the lyrics.

Posted by Molly/MollyatCaster on Twitter

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