Ponca City Honors Veterans
Ponca City Now - November 6, 2013 9:26 am
They suspect the Veteran’s Day Parade started when World War II ended.
It went dormant for a while and was restarted in the late 1990s.
It’s been going strong ever since and the tradition will continue tomorrow.
This year the Veteran’s Day Parade is honoring woman.
Veteran’s Day is on Monday.
Bob Robbins, parade chairperson said it’s a good show.
"It’s one of the biggest parades we have here in Ponca City," Robbins Said. "This year I know the Tulsa War Birds are coming with their World War II aircrafts, and they fly up and down Grand with the smoke coming out of their aircraft. They put on quite a show for us over the parade. It’s an opportunity for us to get to see some things that we don’t normally see."
There will also be motorcycle groups, groups from the high school, cars and much more.
It’s also the largest parade in North Central Oklahoma.
They ask everyone to wear a yellow ribbon to support our troops.
The parade will stretch from the railroad tracks on Grand to 6th St., and should last about an hour.
They are spoiling veterans throughout the day.
They invite all veterans to the American Legion between 8 and 10 for coffee and donuts.
Then directly following the parade they invite the veterans back to the legion for lunch and entertainment.