Yes, We did have a Parade!
Whether there would be an “Edmonds Kind of 4th” parade this year was a question mark, right up to the last two weeks preceding Independence Day. Due to some absolutely heroic effort on the part of the Edmonds Chamber staff and a dedicated group of volunteers, a full blown event took place, featuring over 80 different entries, including of course our Edmonds VFW and American legion.
Veterans of our local post provided the color guard as usual and VFW Post 2100 of Everett joined us with their big deuce and a half truck. Volunteers representing Gold Star Mothers joined us carrying banners honoring fallen comrades.
The number of members participating was down this year, but the audience was large and appreciative. Once again, the parade announcers were Past Commanders Jim Blossey and Mike Denton. The accompanying photos are courtesy of My Edmonds News and The Edmonds Beacon.