Veterans Day parade organizers seek participants
Published 6:01 pm Wednesday, August 28, 2013
“Veterans Day, Nov. 11 is just around the corner and will soon be upon us”, said Bill Hillhouse, chairman of the participant committee of the Patriots Salute to Veterans Association.
The Patriots Salute to Veterans Association is organizing the first Veterans Day parade to be held in Columbus and is seeking patriotic organizations and businesses which would like to participate in the parade.
“The only requirement we have for participation is that the group or organization be patriotic and dignified,” said Hillhouse. “We want to honor our veterans with proper recognition.”
Parade planners have selected the half-mile route and have announced the parade will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. from the staging area near the Food Lion store in Columbus. The parade will proceed east on Mills Street, turn right on Peake Street and right again on Ward Street. It will terminate at the intersection of the Ward Street extension and Mills Street.
Groups desiring to march or enter a float in the parade are requested to call Hillhouse at 828-859-9240 or send him an email to request an application form. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications must be received by Oct. 25.
– article submitted by Otis Livingston