Thursday, October 12, 2006

Thanksgiving Day October 7, 2006

Our Family of Soldiers In Afghanistan Support Group participated in the Kitchener-Waterloo Thanksgiving/Oktoberfest Parade.

We arrived early on a frosty morning donning our Reds in Support of our Troops (our sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, friends) serving overseas, have arrived from overseas and are awaiting deployment.
Our flags fluttered demonstrating our pride.

Along our 5 km parade route, (from King and Central in Waterloo to King and Eby Sts in Kitchener) the crowds were overwhelming! Tremendous applause, waves, standing ovations were seen and heard along the route, our hearts melted as we walked proudly in support of our new families - our military families. Many a tear was shed both in the crowd and in our group - to which we offered our support through a hug , wiping our tears as we continued - a comradery we have come to know.

Along the parade route, crowds stood in ovation, firefighters stood up on the back of their trucks- acknowledging our presence and in support of our troops.

Touching was seeing our men in blue- the officers of the Waterloo Regional Police Services saluting as we passed.

Support shon as brightly as the sun, warming our hearts, bringing our worlds together as one.

Thank you Kitchener Waterloo and all the visitors - you are an amazing group of citizens.

Let's continue showing our support... wear RED on Fridays.

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