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Alexandria celebrated Presidents Day with its annual George Washington Birthday parade. The town crier leads the parade down Fairfax Street. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
Alexandria celebrated Presidents Day with its annual George Washington Birthday parade. The town crier leads the parade down Fairfax Street. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
A fife and drum group entertains the crowd on Feb. 18, 2013. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
A fife and drum group entertains the crowd on Feb. 18, 2013. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
Crowds lined Fairfax Street to watch the band. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
Crowds lined Fairfax Street to watch the band. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
The parade is one of the oldest in the nation. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
The parade is one of the oldest in the nation. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
The Alexandria Sheriffs Department participated. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
The Alexandria Sheriff's Department participated. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
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Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille waves to passersby. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille waves to passersby. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
Abe Lincoln turned out. It was Presidents Day. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
Abe Lincoln turned out. It was Presidents Day. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
A number of World War II-era vehicles took part in the parade. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
A number of World War II-era vehicles took part in the parade. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
A member of the Jim Moyer Circus Club juggles knives. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
A member of the Jim Moyer Circus Club juggles knives. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
The afternoon was filled with the sounds of the colonial era. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
The afternoon was filled with the sounds of the colonial era. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
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The crowd yelled, Happy Birthday, as George and Martha Washington rode by. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
The crowd yelled, "Happy Birthday," as George and Martha Washington rode by. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
Even the dogs dressed the part, in suits similar to George Washingtons. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
Even the dogs dressed the part, in suits similar to George Washington's. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
It wouldnt be a parade without a clown, or in this case a Shriner. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
It wouldn't be a parade without a clown, or in this case a Shriner. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
The little cars are always popular. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
The little cars are always popular. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
Shes cute, isnt she (WTOPEd Kelleher)
She's cute, isn't she? (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
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Cub scouts take their participation seriously. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
Cub scouts take their participation seriously. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
Children show off their heritage. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
Children show off their heritage. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
Thousands of people took part in the mile-long parade. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
Thousands of people took part in the mile-long parade. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
It was a beautiful day for the G.W. band to play. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
It was a beautiful day for the G.W. band to play. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
The Maryland Sons of Confederate Veterans marched in the parade. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
The Maryland Sons of Confederate Veterans marched in the parade. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
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Participants dressed in Confederate attire. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
Participants dressed in Confederate attire. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
A second Confederate group took part. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
A second Confederate group took part. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
Hundreds turned out to watch the parade. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
Hundreds turned out to watch the parade. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
Martha and George Washington took in the festivities from the reviewing stand. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
Martha and George Washington took in the festivities from the reviewing stand. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
George Washington watched the parade that honored him. (WTOPEd Kelleher)
George Washington watched the parade that honored him. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
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The Presidents Day parade in Alexandria. (WTOPAndrew Mollenbeck)
The Presidents Day parade in Alexandria. (WTOP/Andrew Mollenbeck)
The Presidents Day parade in Alexandria. (WTOPAndrew Mollenbeck)
The Presidents Day parade in Alexandria. (WTOP/Andrew Mollenbeck)
The Presidents Day parade in Alexandria. (WTOPAndrew Mollenbeck)
The Presidents Day parade in Alexandria. (WTOP/Andrew Mollenbeck)
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