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Veterans Day parade line-up / November 07, 2013
This year’s Veterans Day Parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 starting at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Carrington Street and Wilborn Avenue, with the parade route going through downtown.

Following the parade there will be a ceremony in Constitution Square with South Boston Town Manager Colonel Ted Daniel leading the speakers. He will be followed by Wayne Brown, Commander of American Legion Post 5 and Mike Freshour, Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, barbeque, bologna burgers and drinks by Ollie’s Southern Cafe will be available following the ceremony.

The line-up for this year’s parade is as follows:

1. American Legion Post 8 Honor Guard


3. POW MIA’s – car provided by Jimmy Wade

4. Pete Myers – car provided by Zane Clark – driver Howard Powell

5. W.R. Snead – Driver Bill Snead

6. Ted Daniel – car provided by Warren Pulliam

7. Dr. Brown – car provided by Tommy Epps

8. American Legion 5th District Past Commander Wayne Bowen – has own car

9. American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 99 Past 5th District President – Janet Leatigaga – car provided by Elsie White

10. American Legion Post 8 Commander – Tommy Whitlow – car provided by Donnie Ellington

11. Grace Elliott – VFW 5th District President - car provided by Josephine Evans

12. VFW Ladies local President Margie Logan & State Chaplain Shema Peppers

13. VFW Commander Post 8243 Odie Lewis (car provided by Clarence Powell)

14. VFW 5th District Commander Kipfinger – car provided by Donnie Ellington

15. Mike Freshour

16. Jasper Hendricks – car provided by Riverdale Auto Sales

17. Delegate James Edmunds

18. HCHS Band

19. VFW, AL & VVA 4-wheelers (8 of them)

20. Tim Caknipe – 17’ truck

21. John Sibley - Sons of the Confederate Veterans – float – 50 ft

22. 1 vehicle - Bill Crews

23. 6 motorcycles – Road Doggs Unlimited

24. Army truck - Tim Waller

25. 1 vehicle - Tiffany

26. 1 car - Clint Day

27. South Boston Fire Dept. – 1 fire truck

28. Antique Fire Truck – Rays Key & Lock

29. Cub Scouts #496 – walking group

30. 1 Antique Car – Benny Smith

31. 1 Antique Car – Weldon Anderson

32. 1 Antique Car - Robert Smith

33. 1 Antique Car – Jimmy Wade

34. 1 Antique Car – John Smith

35. 1 Antique Car – Billy Perkins

36. Halifax Vol. Fire Dept.- 2 fire trucks

37. HCHS Cheerleaders – on a truck

38. Girl Scout Troop #’s 3147 & 796 – walking group

39. HCHS Choir

40. Turbeville Vol. Fire Dept.

41. 1 Antique Car – Cecil Lawson

42. Antique Car - David Franklin

43. Antique Car - Bobby Wilborne

44. Shriner’s Jeep & 4 little cars

45. WHLF 95.3 – 1 car

46. Antique Car – Robert Oakes

47. VIR – 1 car

48. WAKG – 1 car

49. Randy Tingen – 8 Motorcycles – (wants across the street where more level)

50. 2 Army vehicles – National Guard

51. Buck Wilmouth – 1 car

52. Susan Wooding – 1 car

53. VA / Carolina Model A Club – 6-8 Model A’s

54. 6 Corvettes

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There were a group of motorcycles who were right behind the SCV (Sons of Confederate Veterans) float. The group is called the Mechanized Cavalry, which is a division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. We would appreciate the acknowledgement of these men, for they ARE the descendants of Confederate Veterans,and they too should be acknowledged in the way that these other "motorcyclists" groups are. The John M. Jordan SCV camp # 581 was also in the parade, but I do not see their camp in your listing. Confederate history is American history, and especially on veteran's day, it should be noticed as well as the other participants. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter, in the future, I would prefer to see these groups recognized. This will be the deciding factor if my newspaper subscription is renewed or not. Sincerely, Melissa Newton, Daughter of the American Revolution, and Daughter of the Confederacy

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