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Forming Up Area
We march for and with you Portadown
12TH OF JULY PROCESSION
FORMS UP HERE!
Please line up in the order found in your welcome packet-assistance with regalia will be provided by the volunteers in the orange shirts- please be sure to stock up on water and food for the march. When you are ready stop in for the welcome message from the Grand Marshal by clicking below-
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FROM THE GRAND MARSHAL:
This Parade is a Cultural artwork and should be interpreted as such. It is designed only to describe a traditional Orange parade in the words of Orangemen and Unionists. Despite advances made in the modern media it is still next to impossible to learn via the news media of the true nature of an Orange Lodge Procession. This page hopes to fill that gap with first hand accounts and the presentaiton of a procession as it is observed.
Processions can be experienced on many levels.
Observers should extend their appreciation to those levels.
For example: the parade features the art of the island of Ireland in the form of banners, the music in the form of links to popular ballads, songs and the images of instruments. It is hoped that the procession will be of universal interest to those interested in the objective appreciation of cultures of the Island of Ireland without discrimination.
It is most important to realize that Orange processions are important cultural productions for the people that take part in them and who view them , and that they are non violent and that they are not intended to threaten anyone. It is hoped that as a result of your experience you will come to understand and appreciate the cultural legacies of the procession tradition.
This procession does not have any connection with the Orange Order or any other organization and is a totally independent project.
Thank you for taking part. Please form up quietly and orderly and await the instructions of the Grand Marshal.
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||The Virtual 12th of July
A parade in three parts! Part one is below.
Parts 2 and 3 can be found at these links:
Part Two: Click to go to Part 2
Part Three: Click here to go to Part 3
Announcer: It is a fine sunny day on the Internet with blue skies dotted with puffs of white cloud. A crowd is gathering with vendors moving up and down handing children balloons and paper Union Jacks. Paper boys are heard hawking their wares-a pie vendor shouts: fresh pies, soda farls. A man with a ice cooler on a bicycle shouts: Get your sodas here-Orange squash, coke-a-cola. Two men one stout with a long gray beard and another thin obviously enjoying the day pull a cart on large wooden wheels filled with beer kegs. Step right up and get a fresh beer or ale, stout, cider we have it all- not banned in cyber space!!!. While most stick to tea and non-alcoholic beverages a few men rush forth to sample the wares and return quickly to their places with beer tankard in one hand and a hot steamy pie in the other. Its a fine warm day folks- watch out for the sun- get plenty of fluids and be sure to apply that sunscreen liberally. Don't worry says one stout fellow beer in hand- the fluids will be found! Yes! it looks like a wonderful day for a procession. Says one lad :"I wonder if King Billy will be here?." Then up speaks his mom- "Yes William he will be! The freedom he brought us is here in cyberspace today" -and then dad replies- "Yes it is son We willl have No Surrender here on the internet!" The crowd hearing this shouts in unison:
NO SURRENDER!What do I hear?... Could it be a band approaching? Yes. ...Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you today the 5th Internet virtual 12th of July Parade!!!!!!
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WHO are doing their best to serve the people. It is a most difficult job to daily confront the anger and violence of one's own people in the name of law and order. We must all hope that someday soon coherent laws will be established which remove politics and violence from Northern Ireland Judicial Processes. No government can respond only to the threat of violence. Civil Rights can not be negotiated away by a government which listens only to the squeaky wheel. The group which suffers the most is the RUC which is so often needlessly thrust in harms way by politicians wishing to placate intolerant citizens.
The following is a photograph of the back of Centennial LOL 3272 banner
which we carry on
parade. The Front has the infamous portrait of Prince William III on his white horse. The
back is pictured the SWORD AND CHAIN cutting through the chain and ball. Freedom in the
Protestant Faith , living life with the words of God before the open bible. This is symbolic of
the sword God gave us when he gave man the bible. As you can see in the picture, the sword
is cutting through the links of the chain which symbolizes ignorance, superstitions and false
doctrine as dispensed by cults and or the Church of Rome. As it states in the bible know ye the
truth and the truth shall set you free. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that
ye may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all to stand.
ORANGE HERITAGE PARADE
SATURDAY, JULY 17th, 1999-1:30 P.M.
PORT PERRY, ONTARIO
(Sponsored by Centennial L.O.L. No.3272, Port Perry)
Plan to join us in Port Perry for a celebration of our Orange
Heritage. The parade will assemble and
disburse at the park located at the foot of Queen Street (at the lake). A refreshment garden will be in
operation at the park following the parade.
All Branches of the Orange Family are welcomed for a good time and a
good day. Come to Port
Perry on July 17th and wear your sash. As Orange Canadians be proud of your heritage
Brother Robert Prentice,
Port Perry, Ontario L9L 1N2
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Pictured are some members of Mohawk LOL 99
getting ready for Orange Parade in Port Perry 1996.
This celebration unites a diverse number of cultures from around the world. The Event commemorated is of significance to everyone worldwide.
Lodge Officers head the unit followed by their
waving in the gentle breeze, which shows King William crossing the Boyne on one side and the Bible and Crown on the other side.The Lodge marches in time to the hymns and tunes being played byDerrycorry Accordion Band.
THE CROWD RECOGNIZES THE OLD FAVORITE
"THE BATTLE OF GARVAGH" AND CLAPS ALONGSing Along!
Friendly banter can be heard from Lodge members shouting to friends and relatives, spectating from the pavements, and from the faces of all the brethren it can be clearly seen just how enjoyable a day the "twelfth" is. The "twelfth" - there's nothing like it ! Barry R McQueen AMIAP Secretary LOL 52 firstname.lastname@example.org
A GRAND BANNER:
Approaching the War Memorial in the village square of Stewartstown is Moree Temperance LOL 195 led by their Worshipful Master Bro Trevor Boyd and Deputy Master Bro Keith Buchanan. Behind these men the banner shakes gently in the breeze and we can see written in golden letters the name: Moree Temperance LOL 195, Pomeroy District No. 5above the painted picture of King William III leaving Hillsborough Castle. On the reverse of the banner we see The Angel with the Holy Bible again as with other banners showing the importance of the Christian faith to Orangemen and their Protestant heritage. As in other years the banner is carried in style by the twin brothers, Bro. David and Bro Kenneth Buchanan who are also brothers to the Deputy Master Bro Keith Buchanan.As the Worshipful Master comes closer to the War Memorial he removes his bowler hat followed by the other lodge members as a mark of respect to those who gave their lives in two world wars. Passing behind the banner we have two row of brethren walking side by side; In the ranks today we have men from 18 years of age to 75 years of age proud to be walking to celebrate the Battle of the Boyne and to remember the Glorious Revolution of that time which gave the citizens of the United Kingdom freedom of expression and freedom of will as opposed to the tyranny of Rome.We hear the thud of feet of these 16 men on the soft tarmac as they walk in time left, left, left towards the Demonstration Field out the Coagh Road bathed in glorious sunshine.
The Cross of St Patrick LOL
encamped at MoneyreaDeep in the County Down country side brethren begin
to arrive at their encampment. It is a warm sunny morning, not a cloud
in sight. As is the norm the
WM invites the assembled members into the lodge room. The WM occupies the
WM Chair and the other officers take up their positions.The meeting is
called to order the the WM declares the lodge open according to ritual.
A portion of Scripture is read and the minutes of the last regular meeting
read and approved by the brethren assembled. The
main business of the meeting is to convey and new annual passwork for the
ensuing year. This is conveyed to the members in accordance with ancient
custom, known only to the brethren. Travel
arrangements are explained and with no further business the lodge in closed
according to ancient custom and ritual. Members leave the hall for the
coach awaiting to take them to the demonstration location, we head off
to Newcastle Co Down. As we arrive in Newcastle other lodges from the District
are forming .The WM leads his brethren to the appointed place in the procession,
according to lodge number. The
banner is unfurled, a simple red Cross of St. Patrick on a while background.
This symbol has special significance to the Lodge, as its mission is to
promote the Gospel as preached by the Patron Saint of Ireland. The Cross
of St Patrick is also one of the three crosses in the Union Flag of the
UK, along with the Cross of St George and St Andrew. Some onlookers are
surprised to see a lodge bearing the name of Patrick, Patrick normally
being associated with Irish republicanism. The signal is given and the march
is underway, we are off to the field!
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A GRAND BANNER:
You are invited to sing a long and play the midi music!
A GRAND BANNER
ANNOUNCER: THANKS LITTLE WEE ORANGEMEN! NOW ITS THE.... LODGE FROM KILLINCHY!
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