Apple Shots #5: The 2004 Flag Day Parade in Appleton, Wisconsin
Appleton, Wisconsin rocks when it comes to parades. We are pretty much parade headquarters among towns with less than a million people. We have the longest tradition of flag day parades in the country, not to mention our Christmas parade, our Memorial Day parade, and other parades throughout the year, usually all running down College Avenue for at least a majority of the path. Here are some pics from the June 12, 2004 Flag day Parade (copyright Jeff Lindsay, 2004-2010). Scroll down on the left to see links to other Apple Shots pages, such as Apple Shots #3, Apple Shots #7, or Apple Shots #16.
Young women carrying the United States flag. I appreciate the care they took to prevent contact with the ground (the flag, that is).
Another view of our fine female flag carriers.
Appleton residents watching the Flag Day parade on College Avenue.
Marching girls from the Starz dance group add some flare to the occasion.
Veterans of Foreign War remind us of POWs left behind, and others who have given their all for the United States.
Appleton East High School's Patriots represents one of several fine marching bands at the parade.
Another shot of the Patriot Band. My son, who is in the band, informs me that wearing feathers on his head was DEFINITELY not his idea.
The Elk's Lodge of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin had a float. Must be quite a parade to draw people in from all over the country like that.
Some of Appleton's finest, proud to carry and display the emblem of our liberty, the United States flag.