All their hard work and dedication has inspired so many, and given the whole country so much pleasure. During a time of recession, with depressing news of the banking crisis, and rising unemployment, this summer has brought everyone together. We have been filled with pride and admiration watching the skills of the athletes, and this has created a new sense of optimism which gives us hope for the future.
Even though you aren't likely to organize a massive parade every time you feel grateful, always take the opportunity to show your thanks in even the smallest way. It makes both you and the recipient feel good, and happiness shared is always worthwhile because it continues to grow.
Lots of the athletes said how the support of the crowds had spurred them on to win their medals, so they were thanking those who had come to give their thanks! It's a never-ending circle - keep it going - even with a smile!
Dancing paper lion puppets and drummers lead the parade of 21 floats.
The band of the Royal Marines followed the procession.
Our greatest team of athletes arrive at Buckingham Palace.
Katherine Jenkins sang the National Anthem.
The Red Arrows flypast.
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"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light." ~ Albert Schweitzer
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." ~ Thornton Wilder