Published On: Mon, May 30th, 2016

Hillary Clinton marches in hometown Memorial Day parade

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sits with her husband, former president Bill Clinton, as they attend a ...Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sits with her husband, former president Bill Clinton, as they attend a ceremony after walking in a Memorial Day parade New Castle. Photo: AP

NEW CASTLE, NEW YORK:  Hillary Clinton marched in the New Castle Memorial Day parade on Monday morning, an event that has become an annual tradition in the town that she and former president Bill Clinton now call their home.

The hamlet of Chappaqua welcomed Mrs Clinton, the former president and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo with signs and cheers as they walked briskly through town on a muggy and grey day.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she walks in a Memotial Day parade in New Castle.Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she walks in a Memotial Day parade in New Castle. Photo: AP

“Love it!” Mrs Clinton told a woman who asked whether she was enjoying being a part of the quaint festivities. “It’s my favourite parade.”

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The bagpipes played and the band marched. Children in soccer jerseys waited on the roadside waving American flags. Teens scrambled to snap selfies as the former first family walked by.

As they marched, the Clintons waved and smiled but did not stop.

"It's my favourite parade," Hillary Clinton called out during the Memorial Day parade in New Castle.“It’s my favourite parade,” Hillary Clinton called out during the Memorial Day parade in New Castle. Photo: Mel Evans

In the midst of a sea of blue “Hillary for America” signs, at least one man proudly trailed the parade decked out from head to toe in Donald Trump campaign regalia. Nevertheless, John Nadler, 63, seemed to be eager to take photos of the Clintons and was unfazed as Clinton fans frowned.

“It’s Hillary country,” Maxine Margo, 61, called out to Nadler. “Sorry. No room for Trump dudes in this area. Although it’s a free country.”

“I’m a Hillary fan,” she added. “It’s in the middle of this whole thing, but I’m just encouraged and hopeful that she will be madam president.”

“She’s the only adult in the room. Seriously. The only adult in the room,” Ms Margo said.

The Washington Post