This kid in the Caribbean outfit saw me taking pictures and flashed me a huge grin as we sat on Dot. Ave. in Ashmont watching the Dorchester Day parade go by this afternoon.
Possibly the last time the Boston Police mounted unit will march in a Dorchester Day parade:
This one guy on the Dot Out float had these really big balls:
It was a great day for a parade - at least, to sit under a tree and watch it go by. I can imagine that marching three miles up the street in the hot sun would be a bit of a workout, though. This guy seemed to be roasting:
I don't know if I'd want to stand in the way of a hungry dragon:
There were plenty of Vietnam War vets, but most of them didn't serve in the US armed forces:
Pretty much every politician you can think of was there (although, strangely, not Doug Bennett). Even Tito Jackson was there, making a bid for city council; Jermaine, however, was nowhere to be seen:
Michael Flaherty seemed to have some support in the Vietnamese community:
Bird of a feather:
Marching bands? Of course!
The Carruth building reflected in a horn:
Just in case we'd forgotten, the Dapper O'Neil people showed up to remind us that he's still dead:
When Johnny came marching home again, he headed for Dot. Ave.: