Veterans Day Parade is Saturday

The second annual Teague Veteran?s Day parade is set to roll down Main Street beginning at 12 noon this Saturday, November 10th.

The parade is being sponsored by the Wilbur A. Harrison American Legion Post #238 in Teague. Parade entrants are asked to be at the B-RI Railroad Museum to begin lining up at 11:30 a.m. The parade will start with a blast of cannon fire at 12 noon. Last year?s parade was a huge success and organizers are planning for this year?s parade to be bigger and better.

The parade will travel from the Museum down Main Street and turn left on 8th Ave and proceed up 8th Ave. to the Veteran?s Remembrance Park before disbursing. Freestone County Sheriff Ralph Billings will give a short speech at the Park.

American Legion Finance Officer Carl Conkling reports that a great turnout is expected again this year and that at least one military vehicle will be in parade. Conkling says the Boy Scouts will serve as color guard and will also carry the Legion banner in the parade. Several veterans will be riding in convertibles as well as on a flat bed trailer. All veterans are invited and urged to ride in the parade.

On Sunday, November 11th, a Veteran?s Day Celebration will be held at the Veteran?s Remembrance Park (corner of 8th Avenue and Hwy. 84) beginning at 4 p.m. In case of inclement weather the ceremony will be moved to the First Baptist Church of Teague.

The Fairfield VFW is inviting all Veterans and their families to come to a special Pancake Breakfast being held in their honor on Sunday morning, November 12, from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., at the VFW Hall in Fairfield.

On Monday, November 12th, the Dew School will hold a special Veteran?s Day program beginning at 9:45 a.m. All veterans are asked to arrive around 9:30 a.m. so they can register and be recognized during the ceremony.

There simply aren?t enough words or strong enough words to show everyone?s appreciation to the veterans who have made incredible sacrifices out of love and devotion to the United State of America. Many have given their lives or suffered in untold ways so that we could live soundly and safely in our home.

God Bless our veterans and the United States of America.

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