There were lots of patriotic entries in Crystal Lake’s 4th of July Parades, but the most elaborate was that of Patriots United.
A soaring American Eagle was the leading edge of the float.
A non-partisan group that has sponsored public forums on health care reform, video gambling, abortion,and county board candidates and congressional candidates, among others, plus organized and participated in TEA Party rallies, this pre-TEA Party organization had a float with a stunning flying eagle last Monday.
The organizer for the float was Mary Alger.
An Army Ranger and a Green Beret sat in the back of the pick-up truck pulling the elaborate float.
On the bed of the trailer was a representation of the United States Capitol behind an American Flag.
The first part of the United States Constitution was on one side of the back of the entry. On the other side a scroll read,
A man in a tri-cornered hat walked with a flag-striped placard reading,
An American Icon
The reference was to the Statue of Liberty.
Earlier, another man carried a black and yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flag.
Among those walking near the float was Crystal Lake’s Joe Edwards. He was handing out literature about Patriots United.
- In God We Trust
- Free Market Economy
- Strong National Defense
- Faith in God
- Limited Government
- Trust and Honor
My favorite was on the back of the Capitol: