Saturday, September 24, 2011

I Love a Parade

The City of Duarte has been doing a Route 66 parade for the past 15 years.
Each year Duarte II Ward has participated. 
For the past several years we have carried an American flag that is 30 feet X 60 feet

This is our group walking down the street from the church getting ready to line up.
Thanks, Simmon's, for the great breakfast.  

 Only 3 Magnussons are left to march in the parade.

Getting instructions from Bro. Simmons

 Waiting for the parade to start...
The weather cooperated this year.  
In years past we've walked on the rain.
We've walked in the blazing heat.
I'll take today's weather - overcast and cool

 Craig Stogner was an official helper .

Click on on the arrow to watch the video of flag being unfolded.

The banner holders

Walking down the parade route

 Look at the cute flag holder in the visor bringing up the rear

Andres Duarte (the statue in the background) watching the parade

 Getting some help from Will

 Senior spectators cheering us on

Smile for the camera!

Almost done.

Here is another video of the group folding up the flag.
You can see it takes cooperation to complete the task.   

We'll see you next year!

Friday, September 16, 2011

News From Lisa.

You learn all kind of things while serving in the MTC as we found out from Lisa's email that she sent yesterday.  Click here to learn the new tidbit of information that she gleaned from the elders there in the MTC.

Friday, September 9, 2011

9-11 Ten Years Later.

“We live in a time of turmoil. Earthquakes and tsunamis wreak devastation, governments collapse, economic stresses are severe, the family is under attack, and divorce rates are rising. We have great cause for concern. But we do not need to let our fears displace our faith. We can combat those fears by strengthening our faith.”
Elder Russell M. Nelson April 2011 General Conference
Read Elder Nelson's talk here