Corvette Owners Celebrate Veterans

Ponca City Now - November 11, 2013 9:08 am

I spoke to some parade participants who you could say have a taste for nice things.

Corvette owners from around the area gathered for the Veteran’s Day Parade Saturday.

I was able to spend sometime with these folks and hear about what they thought.

This was Norman native, Jim Spearman’s first time in the Ponca City parade.

“It was a good, very good parade," Spearman said. "S eemed like it was well organized. A lot of varieties of entries and things like that.Very nice parade.”

The parade featured, old time cars, dance groups, girl scout troops and much more.

I also had a chance to speak to an Air Force veteran, Artie Tie who is also a veteran to the parade.

Tie served in the Air Force for 20 years and has drove his Corvette in our Veteran’s Day Parade for six years.

"Oh, it’s terrific," Tie said. "I think it’s one of the largest ones in the country and certainly in the state. They do a great job here."

And he would know because he participates in veteran activities across the state.

Fly-overs kicked off the parade and downtown was full of onlookers from 1st to 6th street.

Although, Ponca City honored veterans this weekend today is the official Veteran’s Day.

We honor veterans on Nov. 11 because World War I ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

 

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