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The 2011 Georgia Day Parade
The date of February 12th is recognized by Georgia citizens as the official "Georgia Day," in remembrance and honor of the colonial founding. This date in history marks the birth of the province of Georgia.
On February 12, 1733, the ship Ann landed in what we know today as Savannah, Georgia carrying James Oglethorpe and the first settlers. Savannah would later become Georgia's first city and later the first capital.
In celebration, Savannah holds an annual Georgia Day Parade as a reminder of our state's birthday. This morning, children from schools all over the community recognized and participated in the Georgia Day Parade by dressing in Colonial clothing or as Pilgrims and Indians. Ellisia's son DJ was dressed in full Colonial attire, along with his 2nd grade class from May Howard. I was so excited when I saw him proudly marching with his class through the parade.
Be sure to check out the photos (provided by Ellisia Jesnes), if you couldn't make the Georgia Day Parade this morning.
(The May Howard 2nd Grade Class, before the Georgia Day Parade)
(Me & DJ)
By: Brianne Baggett