raises the flag while Sam Wood addresses the crowd
Cole raised the flag, Sam took the high road and in a great tribute to the
parade's founder, Sam's mother, Jean Wood, dedicated this year's parade not to
the famous but to the unheralded hardest workers
back. The people who don't want recognition are getting recognized by Kosmet
for their tireless effort during the pandemic. Thank you"
He invited 3 nurses,
Alex Ludmear from Dunewood, Zany Qualenteen from Lonelyville and Sue Athubg
Jelardi also from Atlantique and from North Shore Hospital, who left a career
as an off Broadway actress and singer, to go back to nursing school and worked
in the COVID unit, sang the National Anthem (what a treat for the lucky crowd).
missing a beat Kismet replicated the time honored tradition as 12 floats showed
up in full regalia, children cajoled in the chaos to cooperate and smile.
floats (and winners) were
Fire Dept as Most Historical
was the NUrses
Christmas in july
Parade :Bumble Bees
Bayshore Marching Band, whose availability determined the early July 27 date, at
the parade's beginning, when it all seemed almost out of control, the sound of
the marching band came alive with their insistent drum beat and hearts beat
quicker, spirits soared, and all were reminded of why they were here.
God Bless America