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Veterans Day parade planned for November 9

Posted: Friday, September 27, 2013

A Veterans Day Parade will honor Huntington County veterans on Saturday, November 9 beginning at 10 a.m. The Huntington County Veterans Service Office in conjunction with other local organizations is coordinating the event.

Bruce Stanton, Huntington County Veterans Service Officer, hopes to get as many former military members involved as possible, and said that Huntington County has about 3,000 veterans. He stated that a number of veterans organization are already participating including the three American Legions in Huntington County, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the local National Guard. The parade will begin at Huntington North High School, travel down Jefferson Street and end at the Courthouse.

The Veterans Service Office is also working with the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce to get local government units, churches, organizations and businesses involved in the parade. Stanton said that 30 entities have already shown an interest in being involved and the Veterans Service Office invites local businesses, industries, churches and community organizations to participate by entering a vehicle or a float and bring their own veterans.

Plans include a ceremony hosted by the Veterans Service Office at the courthouse at the end of the parade. Military vehicles will be on hand for be the public to look at and children’s activities will also be a part of the event. The Huntington County Commissioners have agreed to open the Courthouse during the celebration for use of the restrooms or in the event of bad weather.

Restaurants and local businesses in the community are also encouraged to support veterans by offering discounts on meals on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11.

For more information about the Veterans Day Parade, to be a part of the event or to offer a Veterans Day discount, contact Taryn Fusselman at the Huntington County Veterans Service Office at (260) 358-4863 or fax at (260) 359-4400.