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Celebrating History in Siouxland, Yankton, SD

17 Sep

As I mentioned previously a number of communities have community celebrations toward the end of summer which then leads them into the fall season. Yankton, SD recently celebrated its Riverboat Days with a parade and art fair.

Color guard at the Riverboat Days parade in Yankton, South Dakota, August 19, 2017. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Like most parades everything was patriotic. Flags were flying everywhere and for this particular parade I focused my photography on that aspect of it.

Antique cars drive through the Riverboat Days parade in Yankton, South Dakota, August 19, 2017. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

There is nothing wrong in showing one’s allegiance through flying your country’s flag. I found it interesting how some parade participants accomplished that. It challenges one to carry a theme through a shoot sometimes, although I may have broken that theme by including a band’s cheer squad’s flags, but sometimes a little contrast is needed.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Honoring those who serve from Siouxland, Le Mars

7 Jun

A week ago the entire nation paid tribute to those who have served in this country’s military, and for some paid the ultimate price. There really isn’t much more for me to add to what many others have said except thank you to those who have and are serving. In Siouxland a Memorial Observance is held in many communities. Again this year I attended the ceremony in Le Mars, Iowa. Similar to last year‘s ceremony, it honors and remembers those from the area. It is just a nice ceremony and every year more flags are added to those displayed around the Plymouth County Courthouse dedicated by families and friends of those who have served.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

 

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