This morning in Las Vegas the traditional "Show Us Your Shoes" Parade returned to Miss America!
Miss Ohio, Becky Minger, honored both our troops and Ohio's history of aviation:
Her escort is a soldier she met while visiting a veterans hospital; I believe her website will be updated later today with the touching story. Also scroll down Shannon O'Neill's blog to find photos of several other contestants in their parade costumes.
Ohio's Outstanding Teen, Cecili Weber also participated as Miss America 1967, Jane Jayroe's escort!