Veterans Day Parade News

By: Yvonne Dempsey

The Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives will once again host the Athens’ Veterans Day parade. This annual event is always held the Saturday before Veterans Day. This year’s parade will be on Saturday, November 5 at 11 a.m. Our parade gets bigger and better each year. We are thankful for those who participate in our parade, the volunteers who make it all happen, and the public who attends. For our upcoming parade, we are giving everyone an opportunity to honor our veterans by participating in our parade.

The theme for this year’s parade is Thank You, Veterans…Heroes, One And All. Let’s get out and show our love and gratitude for our nation’s heroes. Put it on display for them to see. They sacrificed so much for us all, so let’s show them our appreciation with patriotic floats. It is a great way to get your family, business, or organization involved.

Awards will be given for themed float winners. We are asking families, friends, businesses, churches, school/civic groups, and other organizations to consider participating by designing and building floats for the parade. It’s a great time for fun and fellowship while building the floats and then riding in the parade. Join the bands, scouts, and all of the other parade participants honoring the veterans for all that they did for us.

We are blessed to live in a community that has always supported our veterans and military in many ways. Please consider participating in our parade. There is absolutely no fee to enter a float in the parade. More info will be forthcoming in future issues, on local radio stations, and on social media.

God bless our veterans. We honor you and thank all of you for your service.

By: Yvonne Dempsey