|The Jabari Society: |
International Associaltion of Black Professional Firefighters
|Lynn Algrant, Mayor, Photo courtesy of Kenneth Walton|
|Mayor & City Officials. photo courtesy of Kenneth Walton|
|It was a good day.|
|Everyone seemed interested. Some were confused.|
Our flag, our colors have been captured and we did not even realize that we were at war. Where are the plagues of the sports heroes that tell the story of the school. A rich legacy has been erased. There is obviously a separation in belief systems since some of the participants in this parade still strut about proudly in the traditional colors. The maroon & white & gold still looks best here.Where are the banners? Children who are 100% involved and invested would have made their own out of school pride. Who is the Student Activities Director? Does the Athletic Director hold that job also?
|They Chanted DMAE with little enthusiasm. The attire was not formal enough.|
|Again the color choice. The Fire Fighters set the tone with formal attire.|
|The black flag is not working. Who did this? They captured our colors.|
|Gary Dennis & Garry Hollander with Band and Color Guard|
|Is there anyone who cannot see the difference? This group is seen. They |
wore their dress outfits.
|They have a sleeker look. I still question why the colors were changed.|
It seems unlikely that the children made the decison without coaching.
|Jersey City's Chill Town Steppers had the spirit of Free...|
|Strutting the colors, upholding a tradition.|
|More cowboys. The horses danced.|
|The actual parade lasted only minutes. From behind.|
|Business was good.|
|The little kids had rides|
|Fried whiting (fish) was delicious|
|Families shared food and stories|
Thanks to the "Jabari Society" and other organizers the children were well on this day.