Although there are no national holidays in August, it is a month full of festivals and re-enactments saluting the U. S. military. These photos are from Mentor, OH’s “Take Pride in America Festival held every 2 years. The festival features the Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and the Marine Silent Drill Platoon.
Other events worth photographing in August are the “America the Beautiful” celebration at the Lake Metroparks Farmpark featuring the U.S. Air Force Prism Brass Ensemble and the “Singing Angels”, a Civil War Re-enactment at the Western Reserve Historical Society’s Hale Farm and Village, and the annual D-Day Re-enactment in Conneaut, OH. Additionally, many of Northeast Ohio’s County Fairs take place in August. All of these events feature wonderful photo opportunities and hours of entertainment for all ages. I always look forward to these events and August always seems like a blur of shooting every weekend.