Sunday, September 8, 2013

Pariotism & Family Values at KC's Favorite Fall Tradition

Did you know that Foursquare recently ranked Kansas City as one of the top ten "most patriotic cities in America"? According to The Examiner, "children learn patriotic attitudes from their parents." While you could tell your kids about patriotism, they might best understand by seeing it in action.
On September 28, 2013, the American Royal, one of Kansas City’s longest running fall traditions will provide a fun and vivid example of patriotism, public service and good old-fashioned family values with the 88th annual parade themed "A Star Spangled Salute".

Beginning with a flyover by the Commemorative Air Force, the parade will feature veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq, including former prisoners of war, Purple Heart recipients and Gold Star Families. The event provides a unique opportunity to show our appreciation to these individuals for the contributions they made to preserve the freedoms Americans enjoy every day.

The parade’s Grand Marshalls are Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Mary Jean Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of President Harry S. Truman, all examples of public service.

Spectators will also enjoy parade entries such as ROTC youth, 2,000 Boy Scouts, tractors, horse clubs, the world-renowned Budweiser Clydesdales, Chiefs cheerleaders and high school and military bands.

The parade begins at 9:45 a.m. at Pershing and Grand near Crown Center and marches north to Truman Road near the Power & Light District in downtown Kansas City, Mo.
This fun, family event is FREE and open to the public.

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