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Parkview School’s 38th Annual Americanism Parade

by Michele Earle

El Monte

Patriotic pride will be abundant as Parkview School hosts its 38th Annual Americanism Parade on Wednesday, February 27 at 1 p.m.  The annual parade is a well-loved tradition in El Monte and celebrates America’s beauty, values and heroes.

Parkview’s kindergarten through sixth grade students will proudly march down Elliott Street in front of the school, decked out in red, white and blue clothes and hats, enthusiastically waving American Flags and signs paying tribute to America.  The theme for this year’s parade is “This Land is Your Land.”

Joining the students to celebrate America will be marching bands and drill teams from local middle, intermediate and high schools, American Veterans, members of the El Monte Police Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department and city officials.

The Americanism Parade continues to be a community celebration, drawing large crowds of spectators along the parade route, and is a culminating activity for the students who study American presidents, history, symbols and heritage during the month of February.

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