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Veterans Day Parade lineup given

Team Radio Marketing Group - November 9, 2017 4:24 pm

The Oklahoma Regional Veterans Day Parade Committee has announced locations for veterans to meet to participate in Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade.

World War II and Korean veterans will meet at the Masonic Lodge on West Grand Avenue by  10 a.m. to be assigned to a car and be seated.

Vietnam veterans will meet at Pine and Grand Avenue. Look for the VVA float.

All other veterans are invited to meet at Pine Street and Grand Avenue and will march behind  the Vietnam veterans. Veterans may dress in uniform and carry a flag if they wish.

The committee is still trying to find veterans from the Korean conflict and World War II, as well as any current veterans.

“We are wanting to honor them in this year’s Veterans’ Day parade,” committee member Kindra Beaumier said. “If you know of anyone or you are the veteran, please contact Gary Miles at (580) 761-2431.”

The parade will begin at 10:45 a.m. (exact time may depend on the train schedule.)

World War II and Korea veterans will be transported to the reviewing stand to watch the parade.

Events are also planned after the parade at War Memorial Park at Highland Avenue and Fifth Street.

The parade route will be on Grand Avenue from Pine Street to  Sixth Street.

At War Memorial Park, at Fifth Street and Overbrook Avenue following the parade, there will be memorabilia displays and General Tommy Frank’s Traveling Museum. Parade floats, classic cars and military vehicles will be on display, along with war relics, souvenirs, antiques and contemporary military gear.

Re-enactor encampments will be set up and the public can visit with soldiers and hear their stories.

There will be a free barbecue lunch in the park for those with a 2017 Veterans Day Parade Button. Support our Veterans by purchasing these buttons at the park or in advance at Cherokee Strip Company, Heather Cannon Honda or the Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce.
There will be live entertainment from noon to 3 p.m. featuring the Hayes Brothers Band, Northeast Baptist Choir and the Wichita Bagpipers.

 

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