Monday, August 17, 2020

They back the blue

Hundreds Salute First Responders

By Tim Hadac
Managing Editor
Southwest Chicago Post

Several hundred men, women and children (and even a handful of cheerful-looking dogs) marched through the west end of Garfield Ridge late Saturday morning as part of an effort to show public support for police, firefighters and all first responders.

The event started at 56th and Narragansett and headed west down a sidestreet before turning north to Archer and Sayre, where it headed east on Archer and ended at Nashville.

The event was peaceful and without incident. Many marchers were seen waving and heard hollering words of thanks to police escorting them.

I was at Archer and Nashville with a camera and took a handful of photos of marchers as they neared the end of the successful event.

Would have taken more. Was called away to attend to a personal matter.

Many thanks to several Southwest Chicago Post readers, including Randie Purtell, for sharing additional photos that helped offer a more complete view of the event.

Congratulations to everyone who made the event a success!

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