Letter of thanks: ‘Most outstanding’ 4th of July parade
Ryan Summerlin July 10, 2014
On behalf of the many Veterans who participated in and those who observed from the sidelines, I would like to congratulate the City of Granby leadership, and the Granby Chamber of Commerce for the most outstanding 4th of July Parade. The organization, execution and logistics were unmatched (according to the 30 plus Navy Sea-Bees) who participated with the local Grand County Veterans and American Legion Post 88.
To start the parade with the amazing fly over by the local EAA (Experimental Aircraft Assn) left many breathless. The Grand Marshall, Betty Cranmer, who entered World War II, in 1939, and endured numerous bombings of London by the Germans, was such an appropriate choice. She was accompanied by what will sadly and most likely be the last gathering, locally of so many World War II Veterans. Additionally how heartwarming to observe Korean, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan, War Veterans, along with two dozen Sea-Bees sharply dressed in dress white uniforms, not to forget an Afghanistan Lady Marine pushing a baby carriage. Thanks also to American Legion Post 1 Color Guard for heading up the parade.
Granby and Granby Chamber of Commerce you did an outstanding job on a world class parade.
Congratulations on a job well done.
Grand County Veterans Service Office