Snapshots of Coupeville’s Memorial Day Parade, 2015

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PHOTO ESSAY BY MARTHA McCARTHY
Whidbey Life Magazine Contributor
May 26, 2015

The annual Coupeville Memorial Day Parade illustrates the spirit of community in small town America.

People gather well before start time in order to secure their favorite locations and to visit with friends.  (photo by Martha McCartney)

People begin to gather well before start time in order to secure their favorite locations and to visit with friends.

A traditional lead of flag bearers  (photo by Martha McCartney)

A traditional lead of flag bearers

The colorful Coupeville Band  (photo by Martha McCartney)

The colorful Coupeville Band

Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard  (photo by Martha McCartney)

Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard

The Coupeville Lions always bring...

The Coupeville Lions always bring a spot of sunshine…

....a spot of sunshine even as the rain begins.  (photos by Martha McCartney)

….and a wave of a paw, even as the rain begins.

Pearl Harbor Survivor Harold Johnson  (photo by Martha McCartney)

Pearl Harbor survivor, Harold Johnson

World War II Vet Spence Purvis  (photo by Martha McCartney)

World War II Veteran, Spence Purvis

Daughters of Pioneers of Washington, Whidbey Island Chapter #6  (photo by Martha McCartney)

Daughters of Pioneers of Washington, Whidbey Island Chapter #6

Food Bank Volunteers always provide a lot of color with their shopping cart brigade  (photo by Martha McCartney)

Food Bank Volunteers always provide a lot of color with their shopping cart brigade

Friends of Coupeville Library having a great time  (photo by Martha McCartney)

Friends of Coupeville Library having a great time

Seattle Seahawks emergency vehicle with young crew member  (photo by Martha McCartney)

Seattle Seahawks emergency vehicle with young crew member

Whidbey Island Fair and 4-H Float with goat  (photo by Martha McCartney)

Whidbey Island Fair and 4-H Float with goat

Motorcycling  Desert Storm Vet and his pal  (photo by Martha McCartney)

Motorcycling Desert Storm Vet and his pal

Martha McCartney is a WLM writer and photographer.

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