The Barracks Row Fourth of July Parade – Photos
by Larry Janezich
Marchers and parade watchers defied sweltering heat and humidity to participate in the annual July Fourth Parade. This year’s parade seemed a little shorter than usual and featured the usual politicians including Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and Mayor Muriel Bowser who pushed a stroller holding her infant daughter, Miranda Elizabeth Bowser. Councilmember Elissa Silverman was represented by marchers and a banner but marched well behind the contingent. There was a notably increased MPD presence, and – perhaps for the first time – parade participants included MPD First District Commander Morgan Kane and DC Chief of Police Peter Newsham. Eastern High School marching band was back – a welcome return – after having missed it last year.
The Marine Band and the Marine marching contingent step off promptly at 10:00am, whether the rest of the parade is ready or not.
Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen.
Mayor Muriel Bowser and Miranda Elizabeth Bowser.
MPD First District Commander Morgan Kane. Behind her, DC Chief of Police Peter Newsham.
Eastern High School Marching Band – The Blue and White Marching Machine.
And the political parties – Ward 6 Democrats…
and – maybe for the first time – a small contingent of DC Republicans.
The Capitol Hill Restoration Society marched…
and so did the Capitol Hill BID – “The Men in Blue” – who don’t get enough credit for all they do to care for the Capitol Hill Business District.
The Capitol Hill Continentals were back.
The Capitol Hill Little League marched this year in memory of Coach Bud Johnson whose death following an altercation outside a bar in Southwest is still under investigation.
ANC6B Chair and Little League Umpire Chander Jayaraman.
The Bolivians performed…
and the Peruvians wrapped things up.