September 30, 2014

Standish celebrates Loyalty Day

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Parade marshal Jack Simmet waves to spectators as he rides in the front of the parade.
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Veterans march toward the front of the parade.
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A line of tractors brings up the rear of the parade route.
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Bob Stein leads a group of tractors in the parade.
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Knights of Columbus member Joseph Sancimino stands stoically on the K of C float.
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Children toss candy from the St. Mary's of Michigan Standish Hospital float.
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Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts march in the parade.
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A team of horses pulls a wagon full of people down the parade route.
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A costumed figure walks in the parade handing out candy.
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Paisley Vallad hands out pinwheels to children along the parade route.
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Candy is tossed from the North Central Area Credit Union car.
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The Standish-Sterling Central High School marching band plays patriotic songs as it marches down Cedar Street.
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The Kawkawlin VFW post float rolls by in the parade.
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An old-time military ambulance makes its way down Cedar Street.
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The Arenac County Canine Team float rolls by, with Deputy Trevor Sprague and K-9 Sonic following close behind.
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Jayden Bellows of Standish, 6, scoops up a lot of candy sitting alongside the road.
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Veterans lead the parade down Cedar Street.
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Twins Shane and Shianne Wadas, 3, wave miniature American flags as they wait for the parade to begin.
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The Standish Veterans of Foreign Wars Post hosted its annual Loyalty Day Parade in Standish April 26. Veterans organizations, floats, marching units and more participated in the parade. Families from the area braved the chilly weather and lined up along Cedar Street to enjoy the parade and collect some candy.

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