Today I chaperoned seven girls (one was my daughter) at the Salute to Israel Day Parade. The girls danced down Fifth Avenue wearing yellow RPRY t-shirts, white with black detailed bandanas and flowers on their wrists. I thought they did great despite the nasty heat. We gave them water when they looked flush, but I was concerned for some of them with the humidity and heat. Above is the RPRY banner, which I photographed while we waited to move unto Fifth Avenue. I took these with our Canon Power Shot, as being a chaperone I needed a lightweight camera that I could put in my fanny pack.
This was another RPRY banner – the school typically has one large one in the front and a smaller one in the back. If you want to see past posts of the parade, here is Parade 2012 • Parade 2011 • Parade 2010 • Parade 2009 • Parade 2008.
RPRY was right in front of Kushner (a school in Livingston, New Jersey), so I got a good shot of their banner. Some of the graduates of RPRY go to high school at Kushner, so we knew some of those students.
Many schools and organizations march in the parade. Above are Bruriah high school marchers.
This girls’ high school is called Mayanot. It is in Teaneck, New Jersey, not far from TABC where my middle son goes to school (and my eldest is an alum). My daughter may go to high school at Mayanot, but she is only in fifth grade, so we have plenty of time to decide.
Here is the TABC banner. Somewhere in the group of marchers from TABC is my middle son.
I do not know which school is pictured above, but I do like their colorful, varied banner. I suppose someone or another will write in the comments the name of the school. People who march in the Israel Day Parade, in my experience, love to see themselves online!
This was yet another group that marched in this year’s Salute to Israel Parade. I was only able to photograph a small fraction of the marchers. Lots of politicians march, but they march early. When I used to march as a scout leader with the Cub Scouts I would get to see politicians.
Yeshiva University had a very large contingent of marchers and a float as well. My husband and my father (z”l) are alumni of Yeshiva University.
Many colleges and universities marched toward the end of the parade. Pictured is a banner for Rutgers Hillel. My eldest son marched in this group with some of his University of Maryland friends.
And for those of you who want to see more pictures from Israel, I do plan to post more! I started gathering flora pictures from Mount Meron, but I got stuck on trying to identify the flowers (and I needed to take off for the parade). Hope to get those up soon.