2014 National Convention Parade

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.
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.
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
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.
2014 National Convention Parade
American Legion Family members react after taking the ice bucket challenge on Sunday, August 24. Photo by Lucas Carter.
2014 National Convention Parade
The Founding Fathers Brewing after party provided food, drinks and music for the entire American Legion Family to enjoy. Photo by Lucas Carter.