Some perspective on canceled parade


This town has much for which to be thankful, and our annual Christmas Parade is one of the highlights of the holiday season. But Mother Nature intervened to cancel this year’s event.

After complaints about rescheduling, which cannot be done at the drop of a hat, we offer this as perspective. We also remind that, while we all miss the parade, the Christmas celebration will go on.

It is from former Fredericksburg Standard publisher Art Kowert on Dec. 18, 1941 after Pearl Harbor had been bombed: “[Christmas] is not a day observed only in fair and prosperous times. Rather, it is a day that should bring one renewed hope, courage and fidelity in fellow man. ... May this Christmas bring the recognition of those things held dearest and may it arouse a renewed and quickening of the spirit that guides and holds men together.”