Many of the troops ended up mixed in with the merchandise at various booths along the Carnaval street fair route on Harrison, like this fellow among the keychains.
A bit hard to see, this particularly unique headless and one-legged volunteer nevertheless managed to hold his own in a chess game with some Aztec allies.
Placed in the hand of a skeleton draping the front of a limousine, this soldier was still on duty when I came back by for inspection over an hour later.
A lot of the troops became a part of the parade; this fellow had a comfortable perch on one of many masks made completely from recycled materials that made up this particular float.This lucky soldier got to do his duty guarding the statue of Willie Mays at the Giants' ballpark.
Cross-posted at the Generik Brand.