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Tuesday, November 11, 2014


     Today the Miami Herald had a list of South Florida's Veterans Day events.  There weren't many; Coral Gables was going to have a ceremony honoring their three WW II vets and the Beach had a parade scheduled.
   I felt bad that my town, the City of Miami, wasn't on the list.  Today should be more than sun and fun.
Then I heard the rat-a-tat-tat of snare drums.

    I jumped on my bike and followed them north to Grand Avenue. The West Grove veterans association was having its own mini-parade. Smaller than a small town parade, it took five minutes to pass by.  
                 It consisted of a police honor guard,  


Two guys on horses,

sixteen West Grove vets, 

Six motorcyclists from Perrine,



The Richmond Heights Middle School Marching Band,

and three servicemen waving from an old fire truck.
    Its nice that some people cared enough "thanks" with their special smaller than a small town parade.
       Enjoy this beautiful South Florida day.

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