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April Swenson, Managing Broker at
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers

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Ocean Shores, WA Real Estate

Flag Day Parade 2012
Ocean Shores, WA

June 9, 2012 ~ Ocean Shores honors Old Glory by holding its annual Flag Day Parade. Parade watchers line Pt Brown Ave and W. Chance a La Mer Ave to watch the presentation of our Nation's Symbol by marching bands, drill teams, politicians, companies, non-profit organizations, and local clubs and citizens. The parade began with the United States Lewis-McChord Airforce Base flag bearers. A new entrant this year was the Cossack's Motorcycle Stunt & Drill Team....that was neat to watch! They were acrobats on moving motorcycles.
There were over 40 entries, including the very partiotic Ocean Shores Yacht Club boat, the ingenious Twin Star Credit Union "Drive-In Theater" float, the Spananway Juinior High marching band, and BOOM!....the Pirate Ships...represented by both the Ocean Shores and Westport Pirates. The cutest float was a large brass bed decorated with red, white and blue blankets and a little princess girl in the covers surrounded by her stuffed bears (all pulled by a John Deere tractor). What would a classic American parade be without the classic and muscle cars?.....from the 1940's to the brand new Corvettes....these car owners revved their engines along the streets. There also was a line of Mini Coopers from the local Mini Cooper club. Towards the end of the parade, local heroes were showcased, ie the Ocean Shores Fire Department and the Grays Harbor County Fire District #7. Pictured to the left is the Ocean Shores Fire Department ladder truck. See more pictures below to get a view of this fun time.

Click on Video Tour to see my video of the Flag Day Parade 2012.

Parade Watchers gather along Chance a La Mer Ave to get ready to watch the parade.

Lewis-McChord Airforce Base leads the parade with its flag bearers.

Grays Harbor Fire District #7.

Grays Harbor Fire District #7.

United States Marine Corps Bug.

Cossack's Motorcycle Stunt & Drill Team.

Classic Cars.

Classic Car ~ Buick.

Corvette Club of Ocean Shores.

Mini Coopers.

BJ's Family Fun Center & Peppermint Parlor.

Patriotic Golf Cart.

Children & Teenage Drill Teams.

Pirates & the Rose Bud Pirate Ship.

Black Rose Pirate Ship ~ Ocean Shores, WA.

Rusty Scupper Pirate Ship ~ Westport, WA.

TwinStar Credit Union Float ~ "Drive-In Theater".

Spanaway Jr High Marching Band.

Ocean Shores Power & Grace Dance Studio.

Ocean Shores Theater Group
~ "Anne of Green Gables" cast.

Ocean Shores Electric Boat Co.

Ocean Shores Yacht Club.

Waterway Adventures ~ Ocean Shores, WA.

Antique Tractor & Farm Engine Association.

Hoquiam Logger's Playday.

Lion's Club big rig for ear & eye testing.

Daughters of the American Revolution.

Beach Babes of Ocean Shores.


Princess in her bed w/ lots of stuffed bears.

Beacon Pest Control Wildlife Rescue.

Ocean Shores Lighthouse Family Clinic.

Miss Grays Harbor.

Grays Harbor GOP.

Grays Harbor GOP.

Grays Harbor GOP.

Knights of Columbus ~ "Under God We Trust".

Walking for Jesus ~ Ocean Shores Men's Bible Study.

April Swenson, Managing Broker & CRS
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers ~ Ocean Shores, WA

Cell / Text:   360-589-2777
Fax: 360-289-3941