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Veteran's Parade moves to spring

By Mark Boehler


The Corinth - Alcorn County Veteran's Day Parade has been postponed until next spring.

Due to scheduling conflicts with local schools so bands can participate, the parade first scheduled for Monday, Nov. 12 will be held most likely in March and the name will change to Veteran's Appreciation Parade.

With Veteran's Day falling on a Sunday this year, the related parade moved to the following Monday, but rainy weather cancelled the event.

American Legion Post #6 spokesperson Bobby McDaniel said an alternate date for the parade has been hard to find, especially during the holidays.

The theme for the parade will remain as first planned - "Project Package."�

The parade grand marshal is Rickey Pope, founder of Project Package.

Project Package has sent about 100,000 care packages to deployed and active military since it began in 2006.

The program sends a package of goodies, including snacks and toiletries.

It's costs $10 to mail each package, and Pope's brainchild comes up with funds to pay for the postage.

The Veteran's Day Parade is a longstanding tradition for the American Legion Post #6.

It's one the post hopes to continue.

The exact date of the Corinth - Alcorn County Veteran's Appreciation Parade will be announced as soon as a date is set, noted McDaniel.