Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Georgetown’s annual Veterans Day Parade begins at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at East Bay Park. American Legion Post 114 Adjutant Marty Alfonsi and former Vice Commander of VFW Post 10420, Franklin McCray want to recognize not only veterans of past wars, but also our military veterans of the Iraqi and Afghanistan Wars.
Grand Marshall this year will be the City of Georgetown Fire Department and Chief Joey Tanner. The Fire Department has offered a challenge to veterans of all wars and conflicts to see which group can have the largest participation. Will it be veterans of World War II, Korea, Viet Nam, Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan or peace time?
"We need all veterans to participate to see which group shows the most interest," said Tanner.
“The Korean War ended sixty years ago so we would really like to see a large group of Korean veterans participate. Our county lost 54,000 lives during that conflict and we need to remember and recognize these veterans.”
To help create some rivalry and friendly competition between the high school bands and ROTC units, a panel of judges will award trophies to the band and ROTC unit that performs the best.
Parade participants will assemble at East Bay Park at 3:30 to march as a unit or ride in personal vehicles up Front Street to Wood Street. Participants are responsible for their own banners, flags and signs.
For more information, contact Richard Hathaway at 546-3765, Franklin McCray at 237-3187, Marty Alfonsi at 240-0249 or Paige Sawyer at 546-3745.
South Strand News is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not South Strand News.