You flatter me, Lee but there were many others that pushed that ball forward. I hope that some of them are still involved. I hope that there are many new faces continuing the tradition of volunteerism. The more there is, the greater a community becomes.
I often think fondly of the People honored as Grand Marshall. As I have slipped past the seventy year mark, I don't recall them all. A few that come to mind are;
Ralph Hartse. I find it heartening that his wife Norma, now deceased, rode along beside him. Glenna and I just celebrated our fiftieth anniversary. Seeing Ralph and Norma constantly together was and is inspiration.
Gene Larson, RIP, left a legacy, through his art and humility that should never be forgotten. The history of Miles City lives on indelibly through his work.
Johnnie Lockett Thomas, RIP, was a an inspiration in so many ways. As a direct descendant of a Fort Keogh, Buffalo Soldier, Johnnie was a wealth of history, courage and tenacity. I feel blessed to have met her beautiful, talented family.
Elsie Fox, Deceased but probably not resting in peace. That was not her style. Elsie spent a lifetime railing against injustice and fighting for human rights. Elsie and I shared a few things in common. You can learn more about her in the book "Elsie Fox Portrait Of An Activist". You can learn more here, https://milescity.com/sea...lsie%20Fox
Thank you for the fond memories shared with Miles City.