Parades allow families the chance to get together to celebrate something spectacular. The Memorial Day Parade gives parents the opportunity to teach their children about the people who gave their lives and risked it all to keep America safe and to teach their children about sacrifice and honor.
As their parents pay tribute to the fallen soldiers and show their gratitude to those still alive today, their young children play and enjoy their freedom. Some watched with pride in their eyes as their children marched by, some in school bands other in troops who were given to honor of marching.
Scarsdale resident Pam Sklar has been coming to the Memorial Day Parade for years and said this years parade was a bit different.
My son marched this year. Sklar explained, Hes in the Eagle Scouts.
As Scarsdale kicked off its annual Memorial Day Parade children of all ages came out to wave at firemen, veterans and just about anyone who was willing to wave back.
Squeals of excitement rang from the mouths of some of the younger generations as the fire trucks drove by blaring their sirens and flashing their lights.
Smaller kids sat atop their fathers shoulders in order to get a better view as each parade participant came by. Some children held tiny American flags in their hands, waving them with the wind.
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