My daughter marched in the Maynard Memorial Day parade this past Monday with her Brownie Troop again this year. An added bonus was when she arrived at the war memorial across from the Fine Arts Theatre, the girl scouts who comprised the color guard, selected her to hold the U.S. flag as the memorial observances took place.
I happened to be sitting on the curb just a few feet away when this happened and was in the perfect position to take a few photos. At first, she flashed a big smile at me but then, as the dignitaries began to speak, she became very reverential. All through the speeches, the honor guard's rifle volleys, Taps and a shaky but sweet rendition of "Amazing Grace" by a Maynard High School student, my daughter took her job very seriously.