It was great little paseo that included politicians, beauty queens, and a good number of former members of our armed services. They were carried along in 22 vintage Corvettes and a few rugged Jeeps.
BAND OF DISTINCTION
In King Mango Strut Parades past I have performed as Sylvester Stallone, OJ Simpson's manager, and Anderson Cooper reporting from the middle of a hurricane. On Veterans Day I had it easy, just a happy mango king saluting our veterans from the seat of my scooter.
And what a strange snappy salute it was. It wasn't until after the parade -when I saw someone's photo- that I realized I had done it wrong.
When I was saluting with my hand over my right eye, it looked like King Mango was placing his hand under his nose. Let's hope this new gesture wasn't taken the wrong way. It may mean
"screw you" in Bezoania.
The Grove's American Legion post, along with City Commissioner Ken Russell and his staff, did a fine job of putting this event together. While there may have been more people in it than watching it, everyone had a good time honoring those who served.