Thursday, May 27, 2010
The annual Salute to Israel parade was held in Manhattan on Sunday, and this parade had it all.
Marching bands, police on horseback and walking, kids, Jewish War Veterans, lots of floats, marching children from schools and JCCs, Mayor Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, and Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Jewish Russian boxer Yuri Foreman was the grand marshal.
We looked at lots of clips of the parade, but the quality and content of most didn't meet our standards until we found this one, which captures the spirit of the four hour parade in four minutes. So if you were on Fifth Avenue last Sunday, consider this a memento of the day. If you couldn't get into the city Sunday, here's a nice summary of the event so you can enjoy it and resolve to attend in person next year.
(A tip of the kippa to Alexandr Belikov for posting this video on YouTube.)