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April Swenson, Managing Broker at
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers

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

Flag Day Parade 2014
Ocean Shores, WA

June 14, 2014 ~ 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 speed boat captained by SpongeBob SquarePants. There were 4 junior/senior bands, including the North Beach Jr/Senior High Marching Band. The Grand Marshal was Lt. Governor Brad Owen riding in a classic convertible.

There were over 80 entries, including the very partiotic and Seahawk Champion Ocean Shores Yacht Club boat, the Twin Star Credit Union float, and BOOM!....the Pirate Ship Black Rose. Playtime Family Fun Center featured their camel and bumper cars. For the 2nd year, Ronald McDonald was in it. 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. And a great part of any parade is to watch the drill team dance performances.

Another feature were animals....dogs by North Beach Paws; the Grays Harbor Mounted Mounties presented by regal horses and their riders holding the American Flag; and The Dusty Trunk's Princess Abigail Pug.

See more pictures below to get a view of this fun time.

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

Ocean Shores Police Dept. Hummer and the Lewis-McChord Base Army Flag Bearers lead the parade.

Ocean Shores Fire Department.

Ocean Shores Fire Department.

Washington State Park Ranger.

VFW ~ Pearl Harbor Survivor.

United States Marine Corps Bug.

Grand Marshal:
Lt. Governor Brad Owen.

Miss Grays Harbor.

Classic Cars.

Corvette Club of Grays Harbor.

Mini Cooper Club of Ocean Shores.

Ocean Shores Power & Grace Dance Studio.

Electronettes Drill Team.

Washington Diamonds Drill Team.

Bethel Middle School Band.

Cedarcrest Junior High Band.

North Beach Jr & Sr High School Band.

Spanaway Junior High Band.

Black Rose Pirate Ship.

McCleary Bear Festival.

McCleary Bear Festival Princesses.

Grays Harbor Mounted Mounties.

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

Ocean Shores Yacht Club.

Ocean Shores Seahawak Yacht.

Ocean Shores Electric Boat Co.

Antique Tractor & Farm Engine Association.

Hoquiam Logger's Playday.

Home Depot boat.

Twin Star Credit Union float.

Ronald McDonald.

Ice Cream Truck.

Beacon Pest Control Wildlife Rescue.

Ocean Shores Lighthouse Family Clinic.

Ocean Shores Beach Babes.

Emeritus Harbour Pointe Shores.

Jodesha Broadcasting Mini Cooper.

The Dusty Trunk Princess Abigail Pug.

Lori Hooper for GHC Assessor.

Re-Elect Rick Hole as GHC Assessor.

Elect Keith Olson for GHC Commissioner.

Knights of Columbus ~ "One Nation Under God".

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

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

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

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