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April Swenson, Managing Broker at
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers

Cell / Text: 360-589-2777
          Fax: 360-289-3941                       
Ocean Shores, WA Real Estate

Flag Day Parade 2013
Ocean Shores, WA

June 8, 2013 ~ Ocean Shores honors Old Glory by holding its annual Flag Day Parade, one of the few parades left in the United States....patriotism still lives here. We have many retirees who are veterans living in Ocean Shores and they, as well as current Military and EMT. Parade watchers line Pt Brown Ave NW 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, citizens, and military personnel. The parade began with the United States Lewis-McChord Army flag bearers. A new entrant this year was the North Beach Jr/Senior High Marching Band...I was proud to see them. The Grand Marshal was Miss Washington Mandy Shendel riding in a classic convertible.

There were over 65 entries, including the very partiotic Ocean Shores Yacht Club boat, the Twin Star Credit Union "Celebrating 75 Years" float, the Spananway Juinior High marching band, and BOOM!....the Pirate Ship Black Rose. The cutest presentation was by the Hospitality Association of Ocean Shores who had charactors from Super Mario Brothers video game...Mario on a plumbers race cart and the Princess. Another new entrant was Ronald was great to see our local McDonald's participate. 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 and Police departments.

Another feature were animals....dogs by North Beach Paws, horses from the local stables outside of Ocean Shores, and 2 new ones: Grays Harbor Indoor Pro Rodeo represented by regal horses and their riders holding the American Flag; and Picasso the Camel, which you can ride at the Playtime Family Fun Center.

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 2013.

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

Lewis-McChord Base Army Flag Bearers and the North Beach Jr/Senior High Marching Band lead the parade with its flag bearers.

Ocean Shores Fire Department.

Classic Car featuring the Flag for POW/MIA Military Heroes.

United States Marine Corps Bug.

Grand Marshal:
2013 Miss Washington Mandy Shendel.

Miss Grays Harbor.

Classic Cars.

Classic Cars ~ featured by the Ocean Shores Elks.

Corvette Club of Ocean Shores.

Mini Coopers of Ocean Shores.

North Beach High Hyaks car.

Grays Harbor Raceway Race Car featured by Pure Clothing.

Daughters of Royalty Drill Team.

Electronettes Drill Team.

Washington Diamonds Drill Team.

Spanaway Junior High Marching Band.

Black Rose Pirate Ship ~ Ocean Shores, WA.

Playtime Family Fun Center ~ Camel Rides, Race Carts, Bumper Cars.

Twin Star Credit Union
"Celebrating 75 Years"

Uncle Sam.

Betsy Ross (sewed the 1st Flag):
featured by Avery Locksmith.

Ocean Shores Elementary Cougars.

Ocean Shores Power & Grace Dance Studio.

Children on Horses.

Ocean Shores Electric Boat Co.

Ocean Shores Yacht Club.

Hospitality Association of Ocean Shores presents Mario Brothers.

Antique Tractor & Farm Engine Association.

Hoquiam Logger's Playday.

Home Depot boat.

Park Ranger ~ camping float.

Ronald McDonald.

Ice Cream Truck.

Daughters of the American Revolution.

Beach Babes of Ocean Shores.

Red Hats of Ocean Shores.

Beacon Pest Control Wildlife Rescue.

Ocean Shores Lighthouse Family Clinic.

Hi-Grade Asphalt classic car.

Ocean Shores Pet Grooming.

Dr. Health D. Hound.

American Tea Party.

Grays Harbor GOP.

Grays Harbor GOP ~ Welch for Commissioner.

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
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