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Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade: Division 5

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 5.

P5251110 4x6Alex Power Sports float

P5251111 4x6 McDowell High School Marching Band

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Frank Sumatra the Tiger Balloon

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P5251114 4x6 Erie’s Black Community float (c/o Second Baptist Church)

P5251115 4x6 Bike Erie Coalition (historical bikes)

P5251120 4x6S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie float

2 Responses to “Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade: Division 5”

  1. Betsy Adams

    Thanks Linda for all of the great explanations and information… I love seeing photos but blogs can tell the entire story…

    Thanks for the great photos and info.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    Reply
  2. Denise

    You got some great shots Linda. It’s been a long time since I attended a parade. I enjoyed these very much.

    Reply

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