Littleton MA 300th Parade

The boys and I attended the Littleton MA 300th Parade in Saturday. We got there early and set up our chairs in a nice shady spot. Weather man said 91 and humid!

The parade was lead off by a group of Police motorbikes.

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Many bands and groups marches including this Navy troop.

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Followed by a 1/2 track and tank, complete with what looks like a 50 cal.

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Littleton MA Minutemen

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Here’s a novel way of reusing old fire trucks. This one belongs to Wachusetts Brewing Company.

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Some of the old valves were replaced with beer taps. There are very good at quenching thirst not fires!

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Irish American Police Offers Association of MA – Pipes and Drums

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This is claim to be the first motorized vehicle in Littleton MA

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Littleton High School from Colorado also marched.

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Groton MA Minutemen Company. This marcher managed to carry his companies colors, reload, fire on command, keep step and not pass out from the heat.

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Back in the day “long guns” really means long guns. If you ran out if ammo you could just prod the other lad from 4 feet away.

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Lexington MA Minutemen presenting arms, aim and fire. Four muskets with 10 feet of us was quite loud. I cannot imaging what a battle field sounded like back when lobbing lead balls was popular.

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Many old cars made the journey. Here are a few.

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Here’s a not so old one.

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That’s one big hot dog.

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JMan wanted to run in the parade so he zipped across and back.

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The boys.

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Woodland String Band. I think these lads missed the turn for Mardi Gras.

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Horse drawn cannon.

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12th Georgia Vol. Infantry Civil War reactors match on by.

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My friends from The Cannon Theatre had a float. Go here for more information on the theater and remember to support local arts.

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Lastly, here’s a ride we will all get but don’t want.

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All in all it was a great parade.

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