White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Parade, America's Hometown, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA



The parade reviewing stand on Water Street at the Pilgrim Memorial State Park is full of people and ready for the start of the annual Thanksgiving parade.  Plymouth Harbor is in the background.

"This is one of America’s only historically accurate chronological parades, visually bringing to life America’s rich heritage representing each century from the 17th through the 21st. In showing the preservation of America’s history through the years, beginning with the Pilgrim era, we promote an appreciation among our citizens for our rich heritage."(source: USA Thanksgiving.com).



It was a perfect fall day with bright sunshine, not too cold, and not too windy for folks to settle down on the hillside opposite the reviewing stand and watch and listen as the parade marches by.



The hillside folks also got to hear some live music while waiting for the parade to begin.



This is the route the participants will follow approaching the reviewing stand on Water Street.

You know that the times are a changin' when one can purchase deep fried brussel sprouts (From the Alden Park food truck) and....



....peanut butter balls with oatmeal, chia, and hemp seeds, and other good stuff from the vendor area. (From the Vela Juice Bar food truck).

The following random images are in chronological order through the parade and were made in the general vicinity of Main Street as it crosses Town Brook. The parade route followed Court/Main Street for about a mile before turning onto Water Street and finishing near Plymouth Rock.






















































































































































































Even Santa Claus comes to America's Hometown parade! But all things must come to an end.......



.....and as the parade ends, folks fill the route walking back to their homes and/or cars. It was another fun parade on a beautiful, sunny, fall day in America's Hometown - Plymouth, Massachusetts. Hope to see you here next year.

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