Wright Museum of WWII to honor American Legion in Independence Day Parade

On July 4 at 10 am in downtown Wolfeboro, thousands are expected to watch the Independence Day Parade, an occasion that has three Wright Museum volunteers hard at work on an ambitious float. 

An artist and sculptor who also volunteers her time for Wright Museum’s Victory Garden, Christin Kaiser said this year’s float features her 3-dimensional design of Rampant Eagle to celebrate the American Legion. 

“They are celebrating 100 years and The Wright’s is celebrating its 25th anniversary, so I’ve designed a mock-up of our signature tank bursting through the brick wall,” she said. “I used faux brick paneling and a closed Jeep in lieu of the tank.”

Kaiser was joined in the project by volunteers Nancy Mako and John Cafasso, each of whom devoted many hours to creating the float.

“It’s been lots of hard work but so much fun working with both Christin and John,” said Mako. “It’s been a delight to see the entire thing unfold.”

For Cafasso, volunteering in any capacity for Wright Museum is not only fun, but meaningful.

“By doing so, it not only honors those who have fought for our freedom, it also reminds current and future generations as to what happened,” he said. “It makes for a stronger community, a stronger country. Winston Churchill said it best when he said, ‘A country that forgets its past has no future.’”

The Independence Day Parade, the second largest of its kind in the state, will begin at 10 am and last until noon on Thursday, July 4. The procession will travel along Main Street through the center of Wolfeboro.

The Parade featuring Moore and the rest of the lineup from the Wright Museum will begin at 10 a.m. and last until noon on July 4. The procession will travel along Main Street through the center of Wolfeboro.