Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Veterans Day Parade 2013
The San Francisco Veterans Day Parade made its lightly attended way up Market Street to Civic Center on Sunday morning.
Most of the usual suspects were present, including retired military groups marching proudly...
...and Veterans for Peace marching sadly...
...along with ancient Filipino World War Two veterans on a motorized cable car surrounded by their grandchildren demanding equal veteran's rights for their lolos.
Since this is a San Francisco parade, there were also the occasional oddities like Rosie the Riveter in a cherry-red convertible above...
...and a contingent of what looked to be Ohlone Indians.
The real excitement arrived with the high school drill teams and marching bands, who were all expert musicians.
The groups from Lowell High School, the elite academics institution on the westside, were almost frightening in their precision.
I pray that none of them end up cannon fodder and killers like so many young people before them.