Everyone usually likes a parade . . . even a short one, which perfectly describes the county’s annual July 4th celebration in this part of the VA Eastern Shore — short and very quiet too.
The Accomac (non-motorized) July 4th parade started at 10 a.m. right on time. And, as always, it began with a color guard. The drums were the only instruments —there are no marching bands, horns, and especially NO smiling politicians waving from convertibles.
Instead, there are LOTS of walkers, cyclists of all ages and skaters.
Bicycles decorated in red, white and blue with colorful attire.
And, other forms of transport too.
What’s not here are any cars or trucks, except a couple of fire trucks at the parade’s end, but no sirens are blaring.
Did I mention how short this parade is? It all ends very soon as you can see — 15 minutes from start to finish. The end spot is the county courthouse for a reading of the Declaration of Independence and ice pops.
No, we didn’t walk in the parade as we were at the county library helping with the Firecracker Book Sale (more on that later) and we had a great view.