Today was a big day in our little hometown (ok, it's not so little anymore)! Under a much welcomed, overcast sky, people from across the community gathered to line Tejon Street for the "Parade Through Time" to celebrate our city's sesquicentennial. The parade, complete with high school marching bands, rodeo horses, vintage vehicles and costumed performers, ended down by the Colorado Springs Pioneers with festivities continuing down the the brand new Olympic and Paralympic Museum.
As a Colorado Springs native of over 50 years, seeing the growth of the town I have grown up in is astonishing. While watching the Olympics this last week and seeing a drone fly over the recently completed museum and the skyline of home, I stop to think that this is being shown around the world! Our little town, the town that is also home to "America's Mountain" is also Olympic City USA.
I feel fortunate to be here for this celebration and look forward to finding ways to contribute to the history of this city in my own way. Colorado Springs is a special place and a place that I proudly call home! Happy Birthday to a very special place, my hometown!