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    Posted May 21, 2012 by
    Torrance, California
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    Salute to troops

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    Photos from the 53rd Annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Torrance, CA.


    On Saturday, May 19, the City of Torrance hosted their 53rd consecutive Armed Forces Day Parade. Torrance is one of the only cities designated by the Department of Defense to host an Armed Forces Day celebration and they have been doing it longer than any other city in the country.


    The parade featured marching bands from various local high schools and military branches, color guards, military transports and a couple aircraft flyovers.


    In addition to the Grand Marshal, Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, assorted dignitaries including City Council members, Senators and Congresswomen, additional noteworthy attendees included former POW's from as far back as World War II and Purple Heart recipients from Iraq. Louis Silvie Zamperin, World War II prisoner of war survivor and former American Olympic distance runner rode in the parade; and Captain Leo Keligian, who served in three wars and was a commissioned officer in three different branches of the military services watched from the stands.


    I got over 1,500 photos; so this is taking some time to get them all up. You can see them at GotBaddog.com

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