Sunday, May 19, 2013

PHOTOS: 2013 Armed Services Torchlight Parade

Posted By on Sun, May 19, 2013 at 12:29 AM

The 2013 Armed Forces Torchlight Parade featured 204 different entrants, winding through downtown Spokane on Saturday evening. The parade, a tribute to the military and service members, attracts an estimated 150,000 spectators.

(Photos by Young Kwak) 

A color guard marches. 

Members of the 92nd Mission Support Group, based at Fairchild Air Force Base, march.

The Lewis and Clark High School marching band performs. 

The Spokane Lilac Festival royal court watches the parade.

Members of the Rogers High School marching band prepare to march. 

Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart wave at spectators. 

(Left to right) United States Air Force Captain Marc Austin, Captain Ashly Barnes and Staff  Sergeant Jonathan Allessie hold images of three Fairchild Air Force Base KC-135 crew members killed when their aircraft crashed in Kyrgystan. The lost crew members were Captain Mark T. Voss, Captain Victoria A. Pickney and Technical Sergeant Mackey, III.

Ron Newton stands as service members from Fairchild Air Force Base pass. 

A Pearl Harbor survivor waves at spectators. 

Members of the Spokane Tribe of Indians march.

Members of the Wellpinit High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps march. 

Spokane Interstate Rodeo Queen Macy LaValley waves at spectators. 

Photos of service members lost during World War II are carried. 

A member of the 336th Training Group, based at Fairchild Air Force Base, high fives spectators.

Travis, left, and Leslie Rathe clap as the 336th Training Group, based at Fairchild Air Force Base, pass. 

Six-year-old Ali Evans, right, sits on her father Rendel's shoulders as a member of the Spokane Renaissance Fair, left, high fives 4-year-old Alyssa Riek, sitting on her mother Cheyenne's shoulders. 

13-year-old-Brycen Southerly, left, and 14-year-old Patrick Lynch watch from a sky walk.

The Ferris High School marching band performs. 

The Heritage High School marching band performs.

The Portland Royal Rosarians tip their hats.

The Pacific Northwest Delorean Club passes spectators.  

Six-year-old Nydia Lara blows bubbles.   

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Young Kwak is a photographer at the Inlander. He has worked on stories ranging from silver mining and cattle ranching to car racing and backyard wrestling, learning a lot about the Inland Northwest in the process...