Veterans Day Parade set for Saturday

Allan Goodman
November 9, 2017

This year, veterans from all branches of service and theaters will once again ride in the parade.

The parade commemorates the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, which this year is Saturday, when the armistice was signed in 1918 ending World War I. For those looking to attend a special event in honor of this special day, there are several events happening around Eufaula this week celebrating Veterans Day, which is November 11. All veterans are welcome to join in and be a part of the local celebration.

Parade grand marshals are Col. Todd Ferry, USMC, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and Capt. Gerald Woelkers, commanding officer of the Naval Health Clinic aboard the air station. The public is invited to honor military personnel and veterans.

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The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band will lead the parade. The U.S. Army Band also played during that event and the Andrews High School Chorus performed.

Each Nov. 11, Americans across our nation observe Veterans Day, taking a moment to thank the millions of men and women who have bravely and courageous served our Armed Forces and ensured our liberty and freedom with their dedication and sacrifice. Adult plates for non-veterans are $6 and $3 for children younger than 10. Along with area veterans groups, there will be an assortment of fire trucks and military equipment.

"Veterans Day is honoring those who put their lives on the line to keep this country (free)", Rose said. Many of them, as well as other Veterans, have returned to our city and made this community their home.

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