Homecoming parade

(Photo by Jonathan Reynolds)“Fly Like an Eagle” resounded as the Homecoming parade entered the courthouse square Saturday afternoon. The band moved back and forth to the rhythm of the music, and the horns glittered as they caught the reflection of the sun. Children scrambled to gather candy thrown from the “Wild With Pride” floats.

Elizabeth Mokry (’94) showed her UNT pride by wearing her “UNT Dancer Mom” T-shirt.

“I came all the way down to Denton from Minnesota and my parents came from Arkansas,” she said. “My daughter is a second- year student and a UNT Dancer.”

Floats — representing everything from the classic Maurice Sendak story Where the Wild Things Are to a Mayan temple crowned with an Eagle — rolled by as the Mean Green prepared to face the Florida Atlantic University Owls.

The crowd applauded as the U.S. Army proudly marched with children dressed in period uniforms representing the Revolutionary War to the future.

“I come up every year for Homecoming,” said Christie Miller (’99) from Killeen. “I would love for my children to come to UNT.”

 

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I remember the year I pledged Phi Kappa Sigma we had to stay up all night working on our float. I was so tired the next day and several of the pledges had to ride inside the float to keep it balanced. I fell asleep inside the float and didn't wake up until the parade was over. 1963 through 1967 were some turbulent years on campus with the Civil Rights movement and the Viet Nam war. I remember a police car being turned over and set on fire in protest of the Viet Nam war. Several of my friends, fraternity members and myself served in the military during that war.

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