Pictures from the 2008 Memorial Day parade in Watertown, Massachusetts

Here are a few pictures from the 2008 Memorial Day parade in Watertown, Massachusetts. It was a great parade and I thank everyone who participated in it or helped organize it. Nice work all around.

I would also like to express my gratitude to those who have served in the United States Armed Forces and to those whose family members have given their lives to defend America.

Here are the photos:

Watertown Police waiting for the 2008 Memorial Day parade to start.

Watertown Fire Department in the city's 2008 Memorial Day parade.

A Marine Corps. flag guard preparing to march in the Watertown 2008 Memorial Day parade.

A car-load of Gold Star Mothers in the 2009 Memorial Day Parade in Watertown, Massachusetts

A Jeep with what I assume is a .50 cal machinegun took part in the parade.

Five Naval Sea Cadets marching in the 2008 Memroial Day parade in Watertown

1st Middlesex Regiment re-enactors. The regiment was formed in 1636.
First Middlesex Regiment re-enactors. The regiment was formed in 1636 as North Regiment, was renamed to Middlesex Regiment in 1643 (when Middlesex county was formed), and 1st Middlesex in 1680, when the regiment was split in two (1st and 2nd).

Photograph of a colonial era officer re-enactor

Two veterans from the VFW Post 1105 in Watertown wave at the crowd at the Memorial Day parade 2008.

Photograph of an Air Force pilot who participated in the Son Tay prisoners of war camp in North Vietnam in 1970.

Popeye featured as a prop in the parade.
I wish I knew the story, but I don’t.

A float with a bell to honor POWs, MIAs and KIAs.

A float that honors POWs and MIAs.

The next two photos show a veteran handing over a flag to a young mother carrying her child and then, later during th parade, awoman waving the flag as the parade passes by:

A veteran riding a float hands over a U.S. flag to mother carrying a young child during the 2008 Memorial Day parade in Watertown, Massachusetts.

A young woman waves the flag that a veteran had given her daughter.

A group of parade-goers applauding as a Marine Corps. flag guard marches by.

A boy carrying a U.S. flag at the 2008 Memorial Day parade in Watertown.

A young girl carrying a flag in the 2008 Watertown Memorial Day parade.