|Ready for the start of the LCHS Homecoming Parade through Buchanan|
|Complete with brass band!|
|One of the Standard Bearers getting ready to march with the LCHS Banner|
The parade was in celebration of the LCHS Homecoming. There was a Homecoming Queen, speeches, a small brass band, a confrontation with a peen peen driver, a rain storm, dancing children, marching, chants, banners, food, singing, and an overall amazing Liberian experience. Let the pictures, captions, and videos tell the story...
The Parade begins:
|...And the band begins to play...|
...On Tubman Street...
|The streets remained active during the parade! I wonder if they got their city permit?|
|Nasser's Supermarket on Tubman where I used to get comics and candy as a kid is still in operation after all these years!|
|Gas Station on the side of Tubman --- Notice that parts of Buchanan now have sidewalks!|
|Students from Bassa High School enjoyed the parade as well.|
|Parade on Tubman -- Notice the newly paved roads complete with dividing lines that were actually sometimes even used!|
|The interaction with the people on the street was mostly yelling hello and people dancing to the music and/or saluting|
|A Congo-style house in Buchanan on the Parade route|
....And then came the rain!!!
|The guy leading a lot of the underclassmen chants and songs asked me to take his picture|
|St. Mary's Catholic Church in Buchanan|
|Off Tubman Street the roads are back to washed out dirt roads|
...Finally arriving at the LCHS Campus...
|Taking a short break after a long march through Buchanan|
|The Band chills under the old shade tree|
...Then on to the Homecoming Ceremonies, Speeches, and food...
|The Homecoming Queen was crowned after being "sashed" with the words: "I sash you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit."|
|The Homecoming Queen is escorted back to her seat |
on the platform after her speech
|Dad was re-united with an student from the 70's!|
|The Banner is retired post-parade against the main hall of the LCHS Campus|
*** For some pics of another Parade through Buchanan back in "Normal Days" check out this earlier post.