A very busy photograph, but that seems appropriate for Teddy Roosevelt. The real Teddy did visit Waterloo, but by train, on a whistle-stop campaign for Governor.

 

 

 

This small village lost fifty-eight men during the Civil War.

 

 

 

The actual observance of Memorial Day, and commemoration of the fallen, will be on the 30th, as it has been, every year, for 151 years.

 

 

 

I took a picture of an old Chrysler, and didn’t see the reflection of the flags until I got home. This is similar to the one owned by Harry Truman, who would drive with his wife Bess to NYC, to visit their daughter.  He drove it himself, with no Secret Service detail.

 

 

courtesy of the Truman Library, accession Number: 2004-213 ~ ~ ~ Reminded me of the song by the band “Chicago”–  America needs you Harry Truman ~ Harry could you please come home Things are looking bad ~ I know you would be mad ~ To see what kind of men ~ Prevail upon the land you love ~ America’s wondering, how we got here ~ Harry all we get is lies~ We’re gettin’ safer cars ~ Rocket ships to Mars ~ From men who’d sell us out~  To get themselves a piece of power ~ We’d love to hear you speak your mind ~ In plain and simple ways ~ Call a spade a spade~  Like you did back in the day ~ You would play piano ~ Each morning walk a mile ~ Speak of what was going down Each honesty and style ~~ America’s calling Harry Truman ~ Harry you know what to do ~ The world is turnin’ round ~ and losin’ lots of ground Oh Harry is there something we can do to save the land we love ~~~~~ by Robert Lamm

Civil War, Decoration Day, Finger Lakes, FLX, History, Memorial Day, Upstate New York, Waterloo

151st Memorial Day Parade, Waterloo, NY.

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7 thoughts on “151st Memorial Day Parade, Waterloo, NY.

  1. I’ve never heard that Chicago song. I’ve never even seen it mentioned, that I can recall. It’s very interesting. I’m sure you’ve read David McCullough’s biography of Truman. I enjoyed it a good bit, especially since it gave some context to dinnertable conversations I grew up with.

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    • It’s a terrific song, I don’t know why it’s never included on compilations, etc. I’m a big Harry Truman fan. Starting as a failed businessman and part of the Pendergast machine wasn’t a promising start, but he’s a great example of growth and never-say-die. A person can grow and exceed all expectations, and become a real leader.

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