An Old-Time Memorial Day in Rhinebeck, New York


I have to admit that I love a parade—the more old-fashioned, the better.  Thanks to the foresight of my husband’s grandmother, we are fortunate to have a family house in the beautiful upstate New York village of Rhinebeck, which is home to one of the sweetest Memorial Day parades around.  It’s our tradition to watch the parade as it passes by our driveway each year.  Our girls scramble for candy tossed out by the Boy Scouts, my mother in law and I sip our coffee and my husband keeps the dog in line as the antique fire trucks, bag pipers and American Legion band pass by.

If you haven’t been to Rhinebeck yet, definitely add it to your list.  Here are a few images from the parade that I think capture its spirit nicely.






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