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Red, White and Blue, Celebrating the 4th of July

July 4th, 2012. More than 1000 members of the historic 119 yr old Lansdowne community (just outside west Philadelphia) marched in the annual Fourth of July parade. The parade route covered a 1 square mile route through the historic Henry Albertson subdivision (a tree lined, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Tudor revival street) and ended up at Pennwood h.s. Gentlemen were seen bearing bow ties, while Floats, floated down Greenwood avenue with children and streamers. Lined with neighbors and friends, the sun filled streets were colored in red-white-blue flags while fire engines signaled the celebration. A ceremonial flag raising by local boy scout Troops; the Pledge Allegiance and the National Anthem sung by the Del Chordians were all part of The midmorning ceremonies on the h.s. field. One of the final songs concluding the afternoon was a singing of Lansdowne borough song ” Discover our town, Lansdowne” by Joseph Stevenson. Games, water ice and races entertained the crowed following the ceremonies.

One thought on “Red, White and Blue, Celebrating the 4th of July

  1. Helen Bowes

    September 20, 2012

    Dear Ted,

    It was so good of you to take the time to talk to me about our shared experiences with Lansdowne. Charlie and I have lived here for 45 years and have loved every minute of it.
    Too thank you for the wonderful photos of the 2012 Lansdowne Independence Day Parade…each picture is really worth a thousand words. Your composition is wonderful and the color and sharpness is outstanding. I will recommend you and refer your site to those who I believe would be interested in your services.

    If you find that you ever have business in Lansdowne again…we can do lunch at the Regency Cafe, or the Morrocan Restaurant or even dinner at the Sycamore Restaurant….your choice.

    Too, forgive me if I presume that because you are Greek that you would know my neighbors…silly of me to think that the Greek Community is so small that you would know everyone this side of the Atlantic. Mea Culpa.

    Sincerely,
    Helen Bowes

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