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Veterans Day Parade marches this Saturday

SoVaNow.com / November 10, 2011
The annual Veterans Day Parade in South Boston is set for this Saturday, Nov. 12 beginning at 11 a.m. In addition to the parade which will begin at the intersection of Carrington Street and Wilborn Avenue and then proceed down Main Street, there will be featured speakers in Constitution Square on the southern end of the Town following the parade.

The American Legion Post 8 Honor Guard will lead off the parade, followed by the Halifax County High School JROTC under the leadership of Sgt. Holt.

Two local World War II veterans, Pete Myers and W, R. Snead will follow as will Col. Carroll Thackston and Dr. Roger Browne. American Legion Fifth District Past Commander Wayne Bowen and Rev. Joe Trickey are next in line followed by Kay Hill, past president of the Clarksville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Western Zone and Mecia Wilborne, past president of Post 8 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Western Zone. Also riding in the parade will be American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 99 Fifth District President Janet Leatigaga.

The Blue Comet band will also participate as will the American Legion Post 8 float and VFW Ladies President Margie Logan and eight VFW four-wheelers.

Other participants in the parade will include fire trucks from the South Boston and Halifax Fire Departments, the Halifax County High School cheerleaders and the football team, as well as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.

A group from the Future Farmers of America chapter at Halifax County High School and the Shriners Jeep and little cars and two Army vehicles are also expected.

Several antique cars have signed up to join in the parade as well as ten motorcycles from Road Doggs Unlimited and of course, there will be horses and horseback riders.

Speaking to the crowd in Constitution Square will be Thomas Quack, Fifth District Commander of the American Legion and Wayne Bowen, a past district commander as well as Robert King, VFW Fifth District Commander.

The public is invited to enjoy the parade and to hear the speeches afterward as speakers tell of their commitment to honor those who have made sacrifices to serve this country in time of need.

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