Marine Parade May 7th, 2011
On Friday night, we attended the Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, “8th and I”, which is the Marine Corps oldest active post. Every Friday in the summer, the parade starts at 8:45 pm, and includes a concert by the US Marine Band, precision marching, the Corps Color Guard and the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, AND!!!! the most awesome LCpl. Chesty, a big, beefy bulldog, who is the official mascot of Marine Barracks Washington.
It was a pretty impressive show, especially because of the evening setting with dramatic lighting and the downright precision of everything. The silent drill platoon was especially amazing, tossing their 10-pound rifles with bayonets back and forth as if they were weightless. And not a one of them dropped (I was watching). Overall, a nice way to spend a summer evening.
tags: capitol hill, DC, People
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