Old Town Alexandria is known for its close ties to the life and legacy of George Washington. Our most recognizable founding father had a townhome on Cameron Street, attended services at Christ Church (where his family pew still stands), and lived just a few miles south of Old Town in his rolling and picturesque Mt. Vernon estate. 

It's no surprise that the President's Day holiday holds a special place for Old Town. So much so that the city puts on a parade through the streets of Old Town celebrating George Washington's birthday. Actually, it's the largest such parade in the world. 

Parade day is not small deal in our area, so we're going to take you on a little tour of our day. It's a little chilly, quite sunny, and there's no better way to celebrate a day off than watching a good old fashioned parade.

5:15 PM - Parade watching on Prince & Royal. #aroundoldtown #extraordinaryalx

3:52 PM - More good facial hair. #reenactmentbeards

3:28 PM - These guys look warm.

2:30 PM - And the #beard portion. #19thCenturyHipster

2:19 PM - We've reached the classic car portion of the event.

2:09 PM - Drummers drumming and pipers piping.

1:56 PM - And what is no doubt the best thing of the day. #KenaShriners #BallyShriner

1:53 PM - What may be the weirdest thing we see today. #WoodrowWilson

1:42 PM - And we're of. #gwparade #extraordinaryalx

10:49 AM - Pathetic backseat driver. #oripei #coneofshame #onthemend.

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