- Feb 19, 2011
THE CHARLEROI CITIZEN PRESSSecond Anniversary of the Veteran's Revolution Parade Held in the Capital
You must be registered for see imagesToday the Charleroi was filled with many visitors flooding the streets to enjoy the celebration of the Sylvania's second revolution. Thousands marched through the streets in a display of military pride and national unity, the streets filled with the cheers and celebratory yells of citizen and civilian alike. Prominent members of the Federation Council held speeches in the city parks and fundraisers were held for the needy while others spoke of the need for year round charity, not just on Veteran's day as the anniversary is now known. Flags and banners danced through the air as the marchers strode down the Boulevard of the Allies, other marchers held captured banners or weapons from our former enemies in the great war in a display of triumph. While the morning was filled with parades and demonstrations the afternoon was filled with mirthful gatherings and games for young and old alike. While the festivities filled the city and occurred across the nation, others chose to gather in the churches and prayer halls and say prayers for the honored dead of the war, the revolution and those the previous government attempted the throw away.
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When the festivities in the city began to die down, the marchers and other attendees, both citizen and civilian gathered to hear Chancellor Walter Langley speak. Dressed in his customary flying leathers, he stood before a crowd that gathered in Corrigan Square as far as the eye could see. Chancellor Langley spoke for thirty minutes and ended his speech with this: "Two Years ago, we marched on this very city demanding the treatment that we as veterans deserved, we demanded our bonuses and our pay for fighting in their terrible war. Many of us were starving and homeless, spit on by the very elite that commanded us to do their bidding. What we asked was to them a small favor, but to us the very thing that would keep us alive and well in this harsh world. They told us no and brought their police and their private guards down upon us. We cried out in anger, we waged a battle of terrible vengeance against the politicians and their lapdogs, they thought that they held sway over the military, but it was the military that denied them their victory and joined with us, their former brothers in arms. We need not further rehash history, they are long gone and here we stand now at the head of this great and powerful nation, no longer oppressed by the politicians and their political parties. I look before me now and I see a victorious people and I thank God, knowing that it is you that have brought me here to lead us into a new age. Hail Sylvania!"
The Chancellor stood erect at the podium with his right arm outstretched in the Bellingham salute and a million men and women returned it, loudly and proudly saying, Hail Sylvania!, in unison. The celebration was capped off by a rousing rendition of the Veteran's Vow. Volunteer and city clean up crews spent the night cleaning the mess of celebration, many of the Federation Council and Walter Langley himself stayed behind to the clean the streets and city parks before returning home.