2014 Dundalk Independence Day Parade
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 14:19

Local World War II veterans  were featured in the parade (along with an honor for longtime veterans advocate Don Mason, who died last fall)



Paradegoers had plenty of opportunities to salute Old Glory wending her way through Dundalk. Bearing the colors over the parade route on July 4 were honor guards provided by ( from top) the Knights of Columbus, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 451, Dundalk American Legion Post 38, the Civil Air Patrol Osprey Squadron, the Baltimore County Police Department and the Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts Army JROTC.










Local World War II veterans (top) were featured in the parade (along with an honor for longtime veterans advocate Don Mason, who died last fall). Joining them  in the festivities were  a vivacious marcher from the Shenandoah Sound Drum & Bugle Corps; parade Grand Marshal Angel Ball, Angels Supporting Your Troops leader Irene Spatafore, vintage fire equipment, Johns Hopkins nurses and musical youngsters from Eastern Assembly of God.








From top:  Mr. and Miss Patapsco High School wore their crowns proudly; paradegoers gather streetside to greet the traditional blaring fire trucks; the Baltimore Marching Ravens added some golden brass to the purple; Joe Stadler reminded Dundalkians of the coming bicentennial of the Battle of North Point; Gloria McJilton (front seat) and Dot Cristy were all smiles; the Bear Creek dancers enjoyed the ride; and a bevy of Baltimore’s Hons added color to the festivities.









Political figures in the parade included  (top to bottom) Del. John Olszewski Jr., U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Senate candidate Johnny Ray Salling, council rivals Joe DiCara and Todd Crandell, House hopeful Bob Long, outgoing officials Sen. Norman Stone, Del. Joseph “Sonny” Minnick and Councilman John Olszewski Sr; and Del.  Michael Weir Jr., Rick Metzgar. The fellows at bottom center are unidentified and may not be politicians.