As for the 2014 parade, parade attendance is always lower than I think it should be, but the parade's organizers are to be commended for putting on a first class event year after year. This year, for the first time, our neighborhood association welcomed viewers to the parade with coffee and donuts as part of our mission is to "promote and collaborate with existing neighborhood assets."
|Erie's Veterans Day Parade 2014 - Our view from State Street|
|Thank you, Vets, from Mighty Fine Donuts|
|Temperature at parade time was about 40 degrees and cloudy, but no rain!|
|Volunteers Sue and Isa passing out coffee and donuts|
|Silvana and Phil sporting their NRTI cold weather gear.|
NRTI shared their front yard with us. Thanks!
|There was a strong wind coming out of the south.|
|hm2bootsonground.com - An Erie based PTSD support organization|
The Academy Neighborhood Association thanks Mighty Fine Donuts, McCormick Coffee, and NRTI for helping us support the parade. We also thank the Erie VA and parade organizer Ken Sawdey who do a great job year after year.
More importantly, we thank the millions of Americans, past and present, who have sacrificed for their country.
Here is the Erie Times-News coverage of the event.