This morning, we helped the Patriot Project by passing out some brochures in their float. They're raising money to put a revolutionary war monument on the courthouse lawn in Leesburg. Last week, Larry Moison, the director of the non-profit organization, called and asked if we had some scouts who'd be willing to help out with the parade. All of our scouts were already committed to the Purcellville parade, but I figured we could peel off just Eddie, Luke and I for his cause--seemed like a good cause. Oh, yeah. And Frank too. Frank was a big hit, as expected. Even Ronan, with his gimpy leg, joined in for the two mile walk through downtown Leesburg.
We started at Ida Lee, clear over on the north side of town by where I swim. After an hour or so of waiting to get started, we finally set off behind the camel, the Corvettes, and countless Hummers. We couldn't have asked for better weather. It's so strange this year, but the weather was cool and breezy. And this is July!
We walked all the way through town, finally ending near Safeway, where we caught up with a troop of Bolivian dancers in very elaborate costumes. I'm not sure if the Bolivian costumes are the best expression of American patriotism, but the costumes were cool, and I guess we're a big ol' melting pot anyhow.
By the end of the parade, we had a very tired pug with a very large tongue.