2nd Annual Drill Team & Drum Corps Parade

North Philly Foot Stompers Drill Team prepare for parade

Here are some pictures of the 2nd Annual Drill Team & Drum Corps Parade sponsored by Lloyd C. Wilson American Legion Post 224 held on Saturday, July 14th beginning at Harding Middle School and ending at Orthodox & Ditman Sts.

FHS Colorguard left to right: Ed Cordero, Antonio Torres, Tyreek Green and Anthony Ruiz

This is the old Memorial Day Parade that the post use to sponsor the weekend before the actual holiday. They would get over 30 units from all over the region. It was really a big event for the neighborhood. They had to stop it due to problems that occurred in Atlantic City and once that happened as well as several of the original organizers moving or dying things fell into disarray. Then the city would not give them a permit.

But in the end, they are trying to put it back together and with a little luck, good weather and support from the other neighborhood drill units it will succeed.

Lloyd C. Wilson was a graduate of Frankford High School who Killed In Action in Vietnam in 1966.

Frankford Northeast Boys and Girls Club Drill Team and Bugle Corps