Brockton Holiday Parade - November 24, 2001

First float, American Heroes. Despite the holiday theme of the parade, the display of patriotic items such as flags was prominent. This was also one of the better attended parades in many years. People seemed glad to have the chance to gather together in this public civic forum.

Above, the Fire Department's color guard marches up Legion Parkway. Several colorguards were on hand, including the Police and Jr. ROTC from Brockton High (see below).

No parade is complete without music, of course. Brockton High School, Stoughton High School, and all four of the Brockton Junior High Schools, as well as one unnamed band and the Clown band were on hand. Above, BHS's marching band, below Molly in her first marching band experience.

The Plouffe school's float "Polar Express" with Sonya and Althea.

Plenty of just plain cute entries as well, such as those above and below.

Lots of community groups, lots of dance schools (at least 8) and even the Brockton Garden Club entered floats. And Brockton honored its "Champions of the City" a man and woman selected each year for the title in recognition of their work to promote the welfare and pride of city residents.

created on December 17, 2001