On 21 September 2013 XXXVI, His Excellency, The President and First Lady of Molossia appeared in the Dayton Valley Days Parade, which is located in the town of Dayton, about 10 Imperial Nortons from Molossia. The parade is part of the annual Dayton Valley Days celebration, held each year in that town. His Excellency and The First Lady were accompanied by Chief Constable Alexis and her friend Azurine, and by Sam McCord, driving her pickup truck. This is the fourth time Molossia has been represented in this parade, referred to as a "fixture" of Dayton Valley Days by the parade staff. The parade was chosen as an event because Molossia was featured in the Dayton newspaper a few years ago, and it was believed that the crowd would thus be familiar with our nation. This proved to be quite correct.
The parade began at 10:39 AM MST, near the courthouse in Dayton, and followed Pike Street and then Main Street in that town. All along Main Street were vendor booths, set up for the celebration. In addition, there was a decent crowd of spectators, there to enjoy the parade. The crowd was very pleasant and friendly, smiling and waving to The President and First Lady. It was an amazing, enjoyable experience. Shortly after the vendor booths ended along the route, so did the crowd, and shortly after that, so did the parade. By 11:10 AM MST, the event was over, a very short but pleasant parade. Nevertheless, the informality and brevity is always a welcome change from the much more formal and grandiose Nevada Day Parade, and the Molossian contingent was quite pleased. A fine time was had by all, and there are plans in the works to repeat this entertaining event every year.
On the Parade Route.
Waving to the Crowd.