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Veterans Day Parade big success in Georgetown

  • Friday, November 15, 2013

  • Updated Friday, November 15, 2013 3:18 pm

Veterans Day Parade

On behalf of all members of Georgetown American Legion Post 114, I would like to thank everyone who came out in support of our annual Veterans Day Parade.

The parade honors past and present members of the military whose service keeps us free and the first responders who keep us safe at home. Consequently, it was not hard to choose the Georgetown Fire Department as this year’s Grand Marshall.

Zenobia Washington was our Mistress of Ceremonies again this year and as always, she did a fabulous job.

We all appreciated the students from Georgetown High School, Carvers Bay High School, Andrews High School and of course, Browns Elementary School who helped to make it a special parade. The fact that all of these students and their teachers gave up a school holiday to honor our veterans was not unnoticed.

In the annual battle between high schools for the American Legion Trophy, Georgetown High School was judged the best marching band and Andrews High School won for best JROTC unit.

The ebullience of the crowds lining Front Street is testament to the patriotism that is alive and well in Georgetown. All of the veterans in the parade were sincerely grateful and moved by what they felt was one of the best Veterans Day Parades in recent years.

Although our ranks are thinning as we lose those brave men from the past, sadly more are added as our country does not suffer from a lack of enemies who wish to destroy us and our way of life.

The honor that a society provides to its veterans proves how highly they value the freedom that results.

Martin Alfonsi

Post Adjutant

American Legion

Georgetown Post 114

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