Closing Show and Second Parade Far from being anti-climactic, the end of the Rose Parade offers more entertainment for the crowd. Wells Fargo has honored veterans for several years now, and there is always the “Second Parade.” All photos copyright 2016 Ramona Monteros WELLS FARGO CLOSING SHOW As American as…the Wells Fargo wagon and a choir in red, white, and blue singing patriotic songs!WELLS FARGO CLOSING SHOW Honored passengers ride with the Wells Fargo mule skinners. More photos of Wells Fargo stagecoaches on the Equestrian gallery page.WELLS FARGO CLOSING SHOW The New Directions Veterans Choir is an award-winning group composed of US miltary veteran whose severe struggles following their service left them homeless. New Directions provides assistance to such men and women.WELLS FARGO CLOSING SHOW The rolling choir loft was built by Fiesta Parade Floats with a patriotic flair and plenty of streamers shooting up into the air. “Hoedown” by Aaron Copland played and the choir sang a medley of “God Bless America” and “This Is My Country.”WELLS FARGO CLOSING SHOW The women and men of New Directions Veterans Choir are proud to have served their country. The Wells Fargo Foundation has supported New Directions in Los Angeles for the past five years, and during that time has donated nearly $300,000 to their programs for homeless veterans.Long Beach Mounted Police put some space between the last Rose Parade entry and the “Second Parade.” More photos on the Equestrian gallery page.THE SECOND PARADE The folks “feelin’ the Bern” in the 2016 Rose Parade seemed to be having a good time getting the message across.THE SECOND PARADE The Bernie Sanders folks rivaled previous post-Rose Parade groups such as Occupy with stunning effigies of their hero.THE SECOND PARADE Happy New Year from Bernie Sanders supporters.THE SECOND PARADE The groups following the Rose Parade in 2016 were not as varied as most years, but these ardent Bernie Sanders supporters made up for it.THE SECOND PARADE The Bernie Sanders folks rivaled previous post-Rose Parade groups such as Occupy with stunning effigies of their hero. Not a bad float, that.And finally…a skywriter spelling out “Trump is disgusting” to mixed reactions. Turns out he was a Republican, not a Democrat!