Monday, November 13, 2017

Veteran's Day Parade Phoenix 2017

The 2017 Veteran's Day Parade in Downtown Phoenix was a day of Celebration and Remembrance of those who have Served.   The Son, Daughter-In-Law and their Youngest met us there, The Young Prince and their Older Teens were not in attendance.   The Young Prince was Home Sick so we just brought his Little Sister, the Younger ones enjoy a Parade more than the Teens would anyway.  The Man had numerous people in the Crowd and in the Parade come up and shake his hand and Thank him for his Service, including some Generals.  The Bagpipe Player came up and stood before him and played The Marine Corp. Hymn and then saluted him, it was very touching and I had to fight back the tears of Pride.   I had The Man stand in front of the Huge Purple Heart Balloon as it was coming down Central Avenue, since he has earned three of them in his lengthy Military Career, along with a Bronze Star and numerous other Medals, most earned during Combat.   After the Parade we went to one of the local Restaurants that was Honoring the Veterans with a Complimentary Meal.  It was a Good Day filled with much Emotion and Pride.   Our deepest Gratitude and Thanks to ALL the Heroic Men and Women of our Armed Forces who have Served and Sacrificed so much to ensure our many Freedoms!  As many of you know Freedom is not Free, it came at a high price to many who have valiantly Preserved it for the rest of us, so that our Enemies and Adversaries would not forcefully take it from us.


Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian


  1. Thank you for all the parade photos, I feel like I was there! I would also like to thank your husband for his service.

    1. Glad you enjoyed coming along with us Virtually, he had a very good day being Honored.


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