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Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade: Division 1

On Saturday afternoon (May 25) the Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade was held in downtown Erie, PA.   The parade is one of many events to be held as part of Erie’s Perry 200 Commemoration that honors the 200th Anniversary of Commodore Oliver Perry’s defeat of the British in the War of 1812.  The 1.8 mile parade route traveled east on 12th Street from Cherry to 3rd and State Street through downtown Erie.  This historic parade featured more than 20 bands, numerous floats, several marching units, antique cars, giant helium-filled cartoon and patriotic balloons and more.  The Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade was the largest and most diverse celebration ever seen on the streets of Erie!

There were  nine parade divisions — one division for each of the nine American vessels that fought in the Battle of Lake Erie in September 1813.  I will showcase photographs from each division in nine separate blog posts.  This blog post showcases photographs from Division 1.

P5251038 4x6The Pennsylvania Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 112th Regiment, of Cambridge Springs, carried an American flag measuring 60 feet long and 30 feet wide.

P5251042 4x6The Giant American Flag was followed by armored vehicles from the Pennsylvania National Guard unit.

P5251043 4x6Blue Knights International Motorcycle Club

P5251044 4x6Jefferson Educational Society Float

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the Preston Scout House Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps, of Cambridge, Ontario

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P5251048 4x6American Association of University Women (AAUW) Float

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Scooby Doo Balloon

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P5251058 4x6a Wells Fargo & Co. replica stagecoach

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