Alexandria Celebrates Washington’s Birthday with Annual Parade

Despite temperatures in the mid 40’s and gray skies, Alexandria residents and tourists alike turned out to celebrate the birthday of home town hero George Washington with a parade through Old Town.

 

Now truthfully, Alexandria’s are parade happy.  We like to trot out our city council members, school board members, police chief, police cycle units, fire Marshall, firetrucks, Boy Scouts, Smart Car owners, local bands, drum and bugle corps, pipers, re-enactment groups, former U.S. Presidents, and anyone else who wants to dress up, ride a horse, or drive an old car.  It’s all good fun, the kids love it and, after all, it’s a federal holiday!

Even the houses in Old Town get dressed up!

Chatting with Del Ray neighbor and Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille

Mr. Lincoln

 

First Virginia Regiment, Continental Line

 

Sharing a laugh with U.S. Congressman Jim Moran – former Mayor of Alexandria and one of the founders of the Del Ray Citizens Association

 

Quintessential Alexandria – Old meets New

Thanks for stopping by,

Michael