One does not normally expect to experience subtlety in an Independence Day parade, but it was there in the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce’s “American Heroes” parade on July 4, 2013.
Take a close look at the picture. The two distinguished gentlemen were each riding a Segway Personal Transporter. They were on the leading edge of Coeur d’Alene mayoral candidate Mary Souza‘s supporters marching in the parade. It is subtle but appropriate that a Segway would symbolically lead a movement to segue Coeur d’Alene into an era of genuine progress and trust.
Bill Whittle is a nationally recognized conservative political and motivational speaker. He is a writer, pilot, and television editor who lives and works in Los Angeles.
Burt Rutan is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Scaled Composites, a way-out-in-front-of-the-leading-edge aerospace and specialty composites development company located in Mojave, California. He designed the legendary Voyager 76, the first aircraft to circle the world non-stop, without refueling. He now lives here in north Idaho.