Yesterday was the 125th anniversary celebration of Dobbs Ferry's volunteer fire department. The first parade of the season- one of my favorite things about summer. And of course, I love seeing our girl out there with her department and a dozen others from the rivertowns. It goes by so fast, too much to take in and snapshots don't really capture the whole experience. It needs a soundtrack, the emotional rhythm of the parade- horns, drums, bagpipes, callers, applause for the departments as they march by and the voices of children excitedly announcing the next flashing truck.
Looking forward to next weekend and another hometown parade. Maybe I'll keep my camera stowed and simply enjoy another chance to crowd onto the sidewalk, make some noise and respectfully celebrate our everyday heroes.