THE 2018 PHILADELPHIA VETERANS DAY PARADE

Post & Images by Jack McIntyre. Info provided by Mark Schultz.

It’s always Sunny in Philadelphia, right?  Well for this terrific parade it was. Being a former Marine, I was able to move in and about the parade talking with WWII Marine Vets. Wow, one Marine was at the Battle of Tarawa in 1943 and still in Asia for the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. Just incredible, today’s youngsters couldn’t even imagine what that must have been like. Anyway, the sky’s were blue, the temperature was perfect, and the motorcycles showed up by the hundreds along with custom cars, military drill teams, distinguished veterans, clubs, and more. Below is a group of photos from the day, enjoy the view.

Left to Right: Chuck Mattioni, Domenick Sciole, Andrew Parkinson, Mark Shultz . These Gents orchestrated the Motorcycle side of the Veterans Parade assisted by Vietnam Vet Ed Pusey, George Brown and his son Jackson, Kim Sciole, Terry Mattioni, Margret Parkinson, and Donella Kovach.