Friday, September 18, 2009

Parade Photos

My friend COL Jim likes to go to military parades. Sometimes he takes me with him. One of the secrets to parades is to remember that they start and finish someplace.

While that may seem obvious, the secret part is that they often set up military displays and allow close up picture taking at these locations.

These photos were taken at an Armed Forces Day Parade in the city of Torrance, California.

It is not every day you get to take close up photos of .50 caliber machine guns, rocket launcers, and sniper rifles.

And grenade launchers too. Next time you go to a military parade, try and find out where the units form up and where the parade ends. Sometimes you can even go a day early or a day late and they have photo opportunities too.

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