I tried to persuade SPC Pico and PFC Pico that they should arise, put on their ACUs, and march in the Jim Thorpe Memorial Day parade; it didn’t work.
Nor was I surprised.
The parade passes right in front of our house, and, as always, is pretty small.
The constables on patrol always lead the parade!
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The local American Legion
Mayor Michael Sofranko, in the blue coat, marching with the American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8067, Jim Thorpe
An elderly veteran, a brave man who did his duty
The Jim Thorpe Area High School Marching Olympians
More of the band
The Boy Scouts
No small town parade is complete without firetrucks!
Not all firetrucks are red! Engine 1114 of the Jim Thorpe Fire Department
Jim Thorpe Fire Department, Ladder Company 25
Lehighton Ambulance Company Unit 5619, and the end of the parade.
We honor the memory of Sergeant Andrew J Baddick, United States Army, who gave his life in Iraq, trying to save another soldier.