Friday, May 14, 2010

Parade Day

The annual Armed Forces Day Parade begins in downtown Scranton at 11 tomorrow morning.  It was a kick when this parade was revived, but disappointing because it never really caught fire.  As I've noted in the past, there might be a better way to say "thank you" to the troops.

Organizers promise the biggest parade ever, with special attention being given to the memory of Lt. Carol Ann Drazba of Dunmore, an Army nurse killed in Vietnam back in 1966.

If you're in the neighborhood, stop by for a while.  If you're not, at least try to think of people in uniform, past and present, for a moment.

As I write this, tomorrow's forecast calls for sunny, but cool weather.  Let's hope a nice crowd lines the streets.