The weather was perfect for a parade and celebration today as the Lawton / Fort Sill community came out in droves to enjoy a beautiful parade Saturday morning. 

This was a special celebration this year for several reasons. The community celebrated the 50th anniversary of the largest Armed Forces Day parade in the nation. This year the military participation was back to full force. Last year's sequestration prohibited the military from participating in the parade. And a dedication was made to designate a stretch of 11th Street and Fort Sill Boulevard as Heroes Boulevard. Dedicated to those that served.

Courtesy: Barry Albrecht

This was the 10th year that I have participated in the parade. I love to drive the vehicle in the parade and this year I decided to take pictures from MY perspective. The children in their cute summer outfits, waving their flags were just too precious not to capture. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them.