Saturday, July 5, 2014

July 4th

Four Corners does the 4th of July right.  Our community does a great job of celebrating the 4th, through parades, BBQs and overall community spirit.  The Woodmoor parade is one of the biggest local events of the year, drawing thousands of residents together for a fun morning stroll.  The parade has changed a bit over the years, but it remains one of the best events in the neighborhood.  

Woodmoor residents walking along Woodmoor Drive past Pine Crest Elementary School.

I like holidays such as this because that draw out what makes our community great.  The only other areas in eastern Montgomery County that have parades are Takoma Park and Burtonsville.  In Woodmoor, a few residents placed American flags along the roads in and out of the neighborhood (Williamsburg, Saint Lawrence, etc).  While this may be seen as a small gesture, it highlights how much people care about the neighborhood, and its one of those things that sets us apart from other communities.  Events like this remind me of how fortunate we are to live in such a great place.

After the parade, people gathered around the flag pole at Piecrest to sing the Star Spangled Banner.

The firefighters from station 16 bring their apparatus to the parade every year for community outreach.  The fire trucks are always a hit among the many kids who attend the parade (and several of the adults too). 

One of the dozens of flags placed around the neighborhood to display patriotism.

2 comments:

  1. Better late than never in posting, I suppose (I just found your blog)...but the parade was one of those things that reaffirmed our decision to move to the neighborhood.

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    1. It's one of my favorite things about this neighborhood (as is the Christmas Tree Lighting). Thanks for checking out the blog!

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