Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Group Portrait

Veterans Day Parade 2014-11-08 5

I'm not sure whether these young men are actually sailors or students in a high school or college military training program. Some of them don't look like they could legally buy a beer. There is also a real lack of enthusiasm about being in the Veterans Day parade. Maybe they are usually off on Saturday.

Love the oddball on the left wearing shades.                   

12 comments:

Halcyon said...

Nice group shot, but too bad they couldn't muster up a little more enthusiasm.

Olivier said...

ils sont peut être concentré pour marcher au pas.

Bibi said...

True....they look like they'd rather be elsewhere.

Luis Gomez said...

A not so happy group.

William Kendall said...

I would think cadets. Some of them were in the parades here yesterday.

José Mendonça said...

Very cool portrait, Bob!

Norma Beishir said...

I think William's right. Probably cadets.

William Kendall said...

There was an interview in one of our papers with a member of an active service unit that was in the march yesterday. He said they're trained not to react to the sound of applause, just to march forward. I assume it's the same with the cadets. The veterans, on the other hand, are not expected to keep a stiff upper lip, and will wave to the crowd and smile.

Jack said...

I am going to guess that these men are not real sailors. Maybe students. The sailors and soldiers I see on active duty are much more disciplined with better posture. They usually pride themselves on staying in cadence.

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha, I was going to say students because of the guy with the shades.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Great photos. Your accute commentary and that of your visitors all seem very right.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Sorry for the s.
Not great photos but great photo, there's only one.
I didn't want you to think that I'm not really looking.