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View From Your Table

Holland, Michigan
Holland, Michigan

The reader writes:

Greetings from the Muziekparade at the annual Tulip Time festival in Holland, Michigan. This is my deep-fried elephant ear, straight from the carnival wagon, and in the background is the Holland Christian High School marching band. A beautiful day for a hometown parade!

For a special treat, here’s a link to a quick Instagram video I recorded of the Holland High School marching band high-stepping in klompen while playing “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”:http://instagram.com/p/n1CKN1CayM/ They do this every year, and it’s the highlight of the festival for me.

This has to be one of my all-time favorite VFYTs. I love the action in the background. This is such an American scene, especially in that it celebrates the overseas heritage of the town’s founders.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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