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Old 07-09-2007, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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While I was attending the parade last week in my small town, I was saddened to realize that more people cheered/applauded as the Peace And Justice group passed than when the veterans (a marching group, as well as several elderly vets on a float) passed by. It may have been just the people in the particular area I was sitting in, but it just didn't seem right to me- even if I disagreed with a current military operation, I would still show respect to military veterans, especially those that served during wartime. And the fact that it IS the fourth of July parade...

Did anyone else notice that sentiment in their own hometown parades, or perhaps in the opposite- did the peace/anti-war (if you had any participating) groups recieve less applause than the vets?
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:35 PM
 
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Another sad casualty of the Bu$h administration.
Sentiments are so against BUSH*MARTS corporate
murder-for-profit scheme that people have forgotten
our military were once noble protectors.
Even more despicable is that they are totally forgotten about
by the same people who sent them to get all shot up and mentally
screwed up when they get home. Our governments treatment
of its own military once they cannot be used anymore is criminal.
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:20 PM
 
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While I was attending the parade last week in my small town, I was saddened to realize that more people cheered/applauded as the Peace And Justice group passed than when the veterans (a marching group, as well as several elderly vets on a float) passed by. It may have been just the people in the particular area I was sitting in, but it just didn't seem right to me- even if I disagreed with a current military operation, I would still show respect to military veterans, especially those that served during wartime. And the fact that it IS the fourth of July parade...

Did anyone else notice that sentiment in their own hometown parades, or perhaps in the opposite- did the peace/anti-war (if you had any participating) groups recieve less applause than the vets?

I noticed that as well. You couldn't even hear the military band playing and the protesters were very unruly and basically screaming. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but I felt sorry for the Vets especially the older ones. I don't think they were prepared for that. It was sad.
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