Did you know that Patriot, Indiana is the only town in the whole United States named Patriot. That makes the little town unique. On the Fourth of July the town of Patriot has a patriotic parade. This year I participated in the parade.
The town was decorated in red, white and blue for the special occasion. There were floats, fire engines, ambulances, and of course, horses. The main street was packed with people excited to celebrate the special day. The only thing that was missing from the parade was a marching band. I “heard” that the Switzerland County band was asked to march in the parade but they declined. I would like to know why the band couldn’t be a part of the festivities.
The Fourth of July should be a special holiday to everyone. It celebrates our freedom. It would have been nice if there was a band thereto play the “Star Spangled Banner.” After the parade the town of Patriot got together and had a pitch-in dinner. The meat was provided and all you had to do is bring a covered dish. It was a great time for everyone.
I do not know who all is involved in setting up the parade and dinner but they did a wonderful job. They should give themselves a big pat on the back. My family and I have lived in Patriot our whole lives and we are proud of it.
There is no other place I would rather live. I hope next year the Switzerland County band can be part of such a great celebration. I know I sure will be. Thanks again to all who were involved in the celebration. I was never more proud to be from Patriot, Indiana than I was that day.