We had a big Veterans Day Parade in Tulsa today. First one I have been to in a while what with being retired and Covid and all that mess. It lasted a long time. In Tulsa we love our Vets and we show up for them. We had several color guards for instance.
The motorcycle cops did some fancy riding and looking all intimidating and such.
I guessed that these are reservists or something.
My employer sponsored the race and a bunch the employees marched.
There were dogs.
These planes did multiple flyovers.
There were vets in trailers.
And vets on trucks.
We had guys in kilts.
And high school JROTC cadets looking sharp.
Lots of vintage cars.
One guy brought his personal tank.
A couple celebrity storm trackers showed up. They got more decals than NASCAR racers.
And high school marching bands with baton twirlers showing their stuff.
It was quite a show. For the vets.
My brother was in the Navy a long time, now retired.
My Dad was in the US Army during the occupation of Japan after World War II. He’s no longer with us but I think of him every single day. He was proud of his service. Dad’s grandfather served in the Army during the Spanish American War and Dad has a brother, my uncle, who was an officer in Navy. I have a cousin who served in the Army in Korea way back when.
My brother-in-law Irvin is an Army vet. He and my sister and their kids lived all over the place during his service. That is the thing about having a family and being in the military. They serve as well. Irv has a grandson and a son-in-law currently serving.
To all our vets, we salute you and appreciate your service.