Photo of the Day — Day 141
Today was the Veterans’ Parade in Staunton, and there was the usual assortment of characters: high school marching bands, Civil War reenactors, active duty military men and women, vintage cars, and of course, veterans of all shapes and sizes. There were also cub scouts, girl scouts, and boy scouts; Uncle Sam, in full regalia; and even a Yorkshire terrier in a leather jacket and goggles perched on the shoulder of a Harley-riding Vietnam War vet.
Of the many photos I took, these three seemed to represent a matched set of sorts. First, Uncle Sam, striking his famous “Uncle Sam wants you!” pose; then, a young man from a military high school, just the sort of patriotic young person that Uncle Sam calls out to. Finally, a World War II vet, whose days of chasing glory on the battlefield are well behind him, one who answered the call to serve.
Downtown Staunton, VA