The Arlington Patriot's Day parade had most of the elements of a good parade. Not pictured but also essential to a good parade were politicians riding in convertibles, bagpipers, shiny dump trucks, a librarian book cart precision drill team and the stash of candy I managed to gather.
Disappointingly missing from the parade were the local high school marching band and the Shriners.
Luckily missing from the parade? Clowns.