Flags. Soldiers. Tractors. Candy tossed from all moving vehicles. Fire Trucks (sirens blaring). Boy Scouts. Pretty girls waving from convertibles. The town mascot. Old Cars. Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam. Horsies (including a small boy on a small horse). And ending with the Kiddie Train.
And you know what we didn't have, and didn't miss? Politicians.
It was a good parade, with a route slightly altered by road construction, but otherwise unimpeded by rain or frowns. And all over in a half hour.