Monday, July 7, 2008

Fourth (4th) of July Parade in Kailua

Palm trees and patriotism at the 62nd Fourth of July Parade in Kailua, Oahu.

From bagpipes ...

to Korean drums ...

Two Kailuans against development on the North Shore.

Kailuan Wally Amos hands out coupons for his famous cookies.

Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hanneman gets a group hug from Kailua High cheerleaders.

God Bless America.

Happy Fourth!

Gov. Linda Lingle and Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona

Beach Access is a hot issue in Kailua with private lanes gating access to Kailua Beach. This little boy got it right: "Da beach is my playground. No Gate 'Em."

Kailua High cheerleaders show their stuff.

Staying cool atop a float.

Obama for President!

Stop Rail Now activists encouraging people to download the petition to get the issue on the ballot. They have until July 10 to collect the required number signatures.

Panos, a University of Hawaii professor and an outspoken critic of the Mayor's rail proposal, has thrown his hat into the mayoral race. Bill Brennan (in red shirt), Mayor Mufi Hanneman's spokesperson, looks on.

Member of the Royal Hawaiian Band.

More sights of the parade ...

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