2014 National Convention Parade

The American Legion Riders led the parade as it rolls down Tryon street in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The American Legion Riders led the parade as it rolls down Tryon street in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The American Legion Riders led the parade as it rolls down Tryon street in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The parade rolls down Tryon street in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger salutes as the colors are put in place during the parade in uptown Charlotte, N.C. as a part of the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The parade rolls down Tryon street in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Delegates from the Department of Puerto Rico walk in the parade as it rolls down Tryon street in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Montana, led by a silhouette cutout of a cowboy during the parade in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
A young photographer makes an image while veterans salute a passing flag during the parade in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
All branches of The American Legion Family were in attendance as the parade rolls down Tryon street in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
As each department passes the grandstand, a member of that department reads off facts about their home state during the parade in uptown Charlotte, N.C. as a part of the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Several area high school marching bands participated in the parade in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The parade rolls down Tryon street in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Leading Candidate for National Commander Mike Helm of Nebraska waves to attendees during the parade in uptown Charlotte, N.C. as a part of the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The parade rolls down Tryon street in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The parade rolls down Tryon street in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Sons of The American Legion members Xavier Johnson-Carr, 12, left, and Kylent Johnson-Carr, 8, chat with a reporter from Fox46 as the parade rolls down Tryon street in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The Minnesota 9th District Legion Band plays during the parade as it rolls down uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The parade rolls down Tryon street in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Delegates from the department of Iowa carry stalks of corn as they walk in the parade as it rolls down Tryon street in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The parade rolls down Tryon street in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
After the parade finished rolling down Tryon street in uptown Charlotte, N.C. during the 2014 American Legion National Convention, Founding Fathers Brewing threw an after party for the whole American Legion Family on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.Department of Ohio 1st Vice Commander Jim Campbell watches on as his fellow vice commanders take the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Department of Ohio 1st Vice Commander Jim Campbell watches on as his fellow vice commanders take the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Members of the American Legion Family join Ohio vice commanders in taking on the ice bucket challenge, to raise money and awareness for ALS. Photo by Lucas Carter.
American Legion Family members react after taking the ice bucket challenge on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The Founding Fathers Brewing after party provided food, drinks and music for the entire American Legion Family to enjoy. Photo by Lucas Carter.

1 Comments

  1. I am wondering, after seeing the picture, top right corner, page 48 of the American Legion magazine, November, 2014, if there is some reason the pictured colorguard is carrying what appears to be a Mauser rifle, instead of a U.S. issue, such as a Krag-Jorgensen, Springfield 1903, Enfield, Garand, M-14, or AR 15.

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