Many say the best Fourth of July parade in America takes place every year in Coronado. Thousands of spectators line Orange Avenue and watch a glorious two hour parade that stretches from one side of the island to the other.
This year I managed to take a bunch of good photos. You can get a flavor of the patriotism and the appreciation our community has for those who serve in the military. Coronado, of course, is home to many Navy SEALs and a Naval Air Station, including two active aircraft carriers. And San Diego is home to most of the Pacific Fleet and a large number of Marines. Over the years, many veterans have also settled down in our fair city.
I saw many smiling families and much love of country on this Independence Day. These photos (except for the one above) are in chronological sequence. First we see a crowd gathering along the parade route…
The Star-Spangled Banner was sung before the parade commenced. Hats came off, and some saluted.
The kids were drawing poop circles. If a horse makes a deposit inside your circle, you win!
Here we go!
These guys, under the direction of a Drill Instructor, periodically reenacted Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima during the parade.
A wounded warrior received a Thank You and loud cheers.
People crossed Orange Avenue during breaks in the parade.
Those guys in the classic cars are Pearl Harbor survivors.
There were some guys engaged in Star Wars cosplay at this point during the parade. Check my previous blog post to see photos of that!
That’s just a taste of what is arguably the best Fourth of July parade in America!
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