Symbols Speak Volumes for Boston's Fourth Celebration
You don't need to read the newspaper or check online to know it's Navy Week in Boston. Everywhere you go in the city, there are men and women in their dress whites. Two Navy officers were in my favorite Dunkin Donuts yesterday. I held the door for them on my way in and got a tip of their caps and a "Thank you, Ma'am. Excuse me, Ma'am" from each of the polite gentlemen. They are part of a huge number of festivities going on in the harbor around this year's Fourth of July celebrations, combined with the marking of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and Boston's maritime history.
But one of the most exciting displays was also the one that doesn't need words to communicate. And that's the Navy Seal's Leap Frog Parachute Team's dropping into Boston Common. Check out the video in the Boston Herald's account and the brief interviews with the Seals. It makes you proud.