Veteran’s Day Parade..Marching with the POW/MIA Group

December 17, 2009 at 3:51 pm | Posted in Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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On Veteran’s Day this year, Soldiers’ Angels in Washington had the great honor of marching with the POW/MIA Group at the  44th Annual Auburn Veteran’s Day Parade. This is the largest parade of its kind west of the Mississippi.  

Thank you Jessica Smith & mother Debbie for making the connection with this wonderful group on our behalf and organizing our participation.  Thanks also to Sammi Morelli, Vern Van Houten, Jessica & Family for participating! 

It is hard to put this day into words,  except to say it was humbling and an incredible honor to attend this Veteran’s Day observance and parade with the POW/MIA Group.  We had a few minor glitches to begin with, one of which was a torrential downpour, but how can one even THINK of complaining when WWII Veterans are standing at attention throughout the observance in the freezing cold and then carrying on to march stoically in the parade?  I’m so thankful to have been a part of this event and to share the day with Jessica & family, Vern and Sammi. It was a shared experience that will never be forgotten.  I encourage everyone to make the trek to Auburn next year because we’ve been invited back! 

Angels Vern & Sammi waiting for the Observance to begin.

Angel Jessica with her trusty Camera capturing the ceremony



Time for Puddle Jumping and rehearsing in between downpours

Our wonderful Crew getting ready for the parade


A few last minute adjustments with the Rain gear. Thanks Debbie for bringing the slickers!


An Honor

A Community braved the elements to say thank're not forgotten

A long day but every second was amazing.

On the drive back home that evening, everything was illuminated in more ways than one. Thank you Jessica, Debbie & Family. Thank you Vern & Sammi. Most of all, thank you to all who serve, our Veterans and their families. We are forever grateful!


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