Saturday, July 5, 2014

Aloha to the Laurel Independence Day Parade - American Legion


The American Legion Post 60 (link) invited my son's scout troop to participate on their float during the Laurel Independence Day Parade.

Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam are Legion members ...

... and the American Legion paid tribute to Laurel's hometown hero, Marine Lance Corporal Eugene Mills:

On June 22, 2012, Lance Corporal Eugene C. Mills, III (USMC), was assigned 1st Battalion, 8th Marines Bravo Company, 2nd Marines Division, was killed in action by enemy small fire while conducting combat operations in Sagin Valley, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. LCpl Mills loved his country as much as he loved his family. His life dream was to protect them both, as a United States Marine, at any cost. LCpl Mills, III was the beloved son of Eugene C. Mills, Jr. and Theresa Stea Mills; stepson of Melissa Mills; dear brother of Jacob Mills, Hunter Sterling, Katie Andrews, Jennifer Sterling and Sarah McCormick; loving grandson of the late Henry G. "Pap" and Virginia "Mamaw" Ostman and Peter "Bepop" and Jeannette "Nana" Stea. LCpl Mills, III is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and of course many close friends. 

Come back this week for more pictures from the parade!   

What is the last parade you attended?


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Lady Liberty faced competition from the Liberty Tax staff.  


  1. Great pics. My last parade was Memorial Day.

  2. Wonderful post. Thank you to Lance Corporal Eugene C. Mills, III for his service and ultimately his life. My condolences to his family.
    The last parade that I attended was the 4th of July with the little one and hubby. :)

  3. My daughter's band use to march in the Memorial Day Parade - their school was always the first band which was an honor! I don't think I've seen one in person since.

  4. I haven't attended a parade in over 15 years when I marched as part of the American Legion's Auxillary.