.... in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
And so begins another Nevada City Parade! The 46th Annual Constitution Day Parade topped a weekend of festivities Sept. 8-9, 2012 in our California Gold Rush town.
The parade through the downtown historic district included marching bands, floats, antique autos, equestrians, clowns & politicians [is that redundant?], and perennial crowd favorites such as the Ophir Prison Marching Kazoo Band, and the Famous Marching Presidents of Nevada City, a humorous but reverent group that portrays each U.S. president.
A highlight was the serious reenactment of the Constitution signing by delegates who wrote this Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787.
Long tall drink o' water: Uncle Sam strutting his stuff.
Masons entertaining parade-goers in go-carts.
This town knows how to put on a good show!