The city of St. Louis had a parade honoring those brave men and women that served in the Iraq theatre in the War Against Islamofacsist Terror today.
And they get a big, double thumbs up from Right View From The Left Coast.
However, New York City will not have a parade honoring those that served in the WAIT, Iraq theatre.
The St. Louis effort was basically a home-grown effort by one Craig Schneider who began laying the ground work for the effort this past December. Mr. Schneider was able to get donations from Anhauser-Busch and Mayflower movers to help defray the cost. And there were 100 entries expected.
But Mayor Buttinsky, er Bloomberg, said no such luck in the Big Apple.
No, the mayor that wants to tell you what to eat said that he spoke with big-shots in Washington, D. C. and was told that a parade is premature because there are still troops in harm's way.
There are always troops in harm's way.
But a part of the mission in the WAIT is done. Those soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines are now home. And yes, they damn well deserve an honor. And a parade.
This Mayor Buttinsky should shut his yap about such things.
What is needed in New York City is a similar effort by citizens. Citizens telling Mayor Buttinsky to back off and let the citizens decide if they want to show their small but heart left gratitude to the brave men and women on the front lines.
It is giving me a thought that we need such a parade here in Pasadena. I can think of no better day than Independence Day, 2012.
What say you? Ready to get the ball rolling on getting this town to honor our troops?
Let me know.