Service Members help celebrate Independence Day at Hinsdale Parade

By U.S. Army Public Affairs- MidwestJuly 7, 2008

Members of the Northern Illinois Chapter of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (NICMVPA), display a "We Support our Troops" flag on their Army Humvee for the Hinsdale 2008 4th of July parade in IL.  The NICMVPA partnered with the USO of Illinois to provide vehicles for the USO volunteers in the parade of about 10,000 attendees.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the Northern Illinois Chapter of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (NICMVPA), display a "We Support our Troops" flag on their Army Humvee for the Hinsdale 2008 4th of July parade in IL. The NICMVPA partnered with the USO of Illinois to provide vehicles for the USO volunteers in the parade of about 10,000 attendees. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Public Affairs-Midwest, Brandi Schiff) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Healy, USAR, rides with American Legion and VFW members during the Hinsdale, IL 2008 4th of July Parade and waves to the 10,000 attendees on the streets.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Healy, USAR, rides with American Legion and VFW members during the Hinsdale, IL 2008 4th of July Parade and waves to the 10,000 attendees on the streets. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Public Affairs-Midwest, Brandi Schiff) VIEW ORIGINAL
Barrington, IL Rock Musician, Joe Cantafio, lead singer of the '101st Rock Division' band, performs for the crowd with patriotic music on a float with Soldiers, Marines, Airman and Coast Guard, at the Hinsdale, IL 2008  4th of July parade, to a crowd of about 10,000.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Barrington, IL Rock Musician, Joe Cantafio, lead singer of the '101st Rock Division' band, performs for the crowd with patriotic music on a float with Soldiers, Marines, Airman and Coast Guard, at the Hinsdale, IL 2008 4th of July parade, to a crowd of about 10,000. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Public Affairs-Midwest, Brandi Schiff) VIEW ORIGINAL
Capt. Tom Meade, 766th Engineer Battalion, ILARNG, waves to the crowd while on a multi-service patriotic float during the 2008 Hinsdale, IL 4th of July parade.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Capt. Tom Meade, 766th Engineer Battalion, ILARNG, waves to the crowd while on a multi-service patriotic float during the 2008 Hinsdale, IL 4th of July parade. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Public Affairs-Midwest, Brandi Schiff) VIEW ORIGINAL
85th Division Band members march in the Hinsdale, IL 4th of July Parade, 2008 and perform for the 10,000 attendees.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 85th Division Band members march in the Hinsdale, IL 4th of July Parade, 2008 and perform for the 10,000 attendees. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Public Affairs-Midwest, Brandi Schiff) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Mark C. Andres, USA, waves to the crowd of about 10,000 parade attendees during the Hinsdale, IL 2008 4th of July parade.  Andres was selected to be the Grand Marshall of the patriotic observance, after getting back form a second tour in Iraq and is now assigned to the Army War College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Mark C. Andres, USA, waves to the crowd of about 10,000 parade attendees during the Hinsdale, IL 2008 4th of July parade. Andres was selected to be the Grand Marshall of the patriotic observance, after getting back form a second tour in Iraq and is now assigned to the Army War College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Public Affairs-Midwest, Brandi Schiff) VIEW ORIGINAL