Coralville Parade

CORALVILLE— The Peoples’ Coalition for Social, Environmental and Political Justice walked in the July 4 parade here. The photos don’t include everyone, but you can get the flavor. The Peoples’ Coalition forms once a year for the purpose of getting peace and justice people together to interact with and get our messages to everyday people in the community. The parade entry was strong, with folks from Veterans for Peace, Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility, PEACE Iowa, Yahoo Drummers, Green World Biofuels and others, all committed to peace, and social, environmental and political responsibility.

The Yahoo Drummers provided background during the entire parade route, and the group sang songs that included “We Shall Overcome,” “If I had a Hammer,” and “This Land is Your Land.” The songs were familiar and uplifting. Parade watchers joined in singing from time to time, and provided positive feedback to the group.

Contact Paul Deaton at paul.deaton@gmail.com if you would like to get involved with any of the groups, or be part of next year’s parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade. Theme was "Blast from the Past"

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade. Theme was “Blast from the Past”

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade. Veterans for Peace was present in force.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade. Veterans for Peace was present in force.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade. Theme for the parade was "Blast from the Past."

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade. Theme for the parade was “Blast from the Past.”

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade. Biodiesel powered vehicle pulled the trailer.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade. Biodiesel powered vehicle pulled the trailer.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade. Michael,  Dr. Maureen McCue and Dr. John Rachow, a nuclear family.

2013 Coralville Independence Day Parade. Michael, Dr. Maureen McCue and Dr. John Rachow, an anti-nuclear family.

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