Sitkans Celebrate With Alaska Day Parade

Sitkans lined Lincoln Street for the annual Alaska Day parade yesterday. The parade comes at the end of a weeklong festival that commemorates the 1867 date when Russia transferred Alaska to the United States. For many, it’s also a celebration of the state itself, and of living in it.

The parade included a pipe-and-drum group from Seattle, the Arctic Warrior Army Band, Native songs and dances, and musicians from Blatchley Middle School and Sitka High School.

Slideshow by Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka

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