Odum, Georgia is a single stoplight on Georgia 341, forty miles from Fort Stewart across the Altamaha Swamp. Surrounded by cotton fields and pine woods, Odem offers a pure bit of real America each October with a parade that sidles down the side street parallel to the train tracks. In fact, Odem was once known simply as Station 15 back when most commerce was by rail or wagon.
Odum Days is an opportunity to celebrate Marines newly graduated from Boot Camp, as are pretty girls, bands, clowns, fire trucks, cheerleaders and handsome equestrians on their prancing mounts.
Within this bit of America are images of a black man running for elective office in one section of the parade riding past a Confederate flag, followed in another section by Confederate re-enactors. Heritage and cultural differences, but that's just the way we are, and proud of it!
Some of the pictures (click on thumbnails for full size images):