Scouts March for Israel

I had the pleasure of marching in uniform with Troop 55 of Highland Park/Edison, New Jersey in the Salute to Israel Day Parade down Fifth Avenue in New York City. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America are some of the first marchers in the parade. We are right behind the Veterans of America. First, we had to get there:
Penn Station NYCleaving edison new jersey
At left, we leave from Edison, New Jersey. At right, we are in Penn Station, New York.

A lot of waiting for the parade to start:
flagflagsIsraeli scouts by a yeshiva from QueensVeterans of Americaisraeli dancersboy scoutsscouts wait in line

Finally, we march:
past Central Park
FlagsI am Israeli
Monsey police
Back of  of Bruriah high school
There were a lot more schools and floats from many organizations that we missed, because we wanted to get home. In particular, it would have been nice to see RPRY(my children’s school) and TABC(the high school my son will attend next year). But they weren’t marching until much later.

This one is a reflection in the window of a New York apartment building:
reflection of parade

So here are some of the tired scouts, sitting down this time in Penn Station:
Penn Station
We got to ride on these cool double-decker trains on our train ride back to New Jersey.

  See also Elinka’s parade pictures.

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