GRAND OLD 4th of JULY Parade

Shipmates,

As you know, Monday is the Bainbridge island Grand Old 4th of July Parade. While I realize that many of you have other plans and responsibilities, I would love to see as many as possible at the parade.

Information about parking and transportation is on the Bainbridge website:

PARKING INFORMATION

Please note that DISABLED PARKING is available at the following locations:

  • In the parking lot of the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church at 105 Winslow Way West (the corner of Winslow Way and Madison). Access the lot from the south, as the north access will be closed for the day due to proximity to the parade route.
  • In the parking lot of John L. Scott at 600 Winslow Way E – this entire lot will be disabled parking only on July 4th.

We will begin the parade from position A-4, which I presume puts us near the beginning of the Parade, although that may not be the case. This appears to me to be near the Library in Winslow, but if you cannot find us, the Parade coordinator IS at the library and can direct you to the Float position.

We will need to be mustered at the float by 1230.

I was asked about a car pool, however, due to some logistical issues, it appears that this is not a doable action. I apologize for that, and I assure you that next year we will do a better job of getting that together.

Lastly I have no information about the post parade gathering that has been held in the past, If we receive information about it, I will pass it along.

If I do not see you, may you have a wonderful celebration of the founding of our nation which we serve, and our unalienable rights, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Happy Independence Day!

Up the Colonies! Down the British!

-Base Commander