The 2013 Veterans Day Parade will honor all who have served in the armed forces at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11. The parade will start at the corner of Fillmore and Main Street and veteran parade organizer, Bill Huff, is again expecting a great turnout this year.
“We always have a great showing down here and it is a nice gesture by the community to come out to show their support for the vets,” Huff said. “This is a perfect opportunity for people to give back just a little bit of something by just showing up and cheering the parade participants on.”
Huff said there will be many entertaining marchers and parade participants again for the event.
“There is over 60 entries this year of folks who will be marching that includes; the American Legion, VFW and the Purple Heart Association of Corinth and Oxford,” added Huff. “We will have antique tractors and military vehicles, the Magnolia Car Club, and of course, the four marching bands from Alcorn, Kossuth, Biggersville, and Corinth schools.”
The parade will last approximately 30 minutes, according to Huff, and at 11:30 a.m. the American Legion will start serving stew.
“At around 10:30 a.m. we will conclude the parade and we would like to invite everyone out to the American Legion, either one of the locations, and also to the VFW for some good food,” Huff said. “The stew is always great and the barbecue at the VFW will also be a delicious meal.”
Huff concluded by reminding everyone that this is, "only an honor that happens once a year and it should be cherished."
“This is a day for the living veterans to be honored for serving our country,” Huff explained. “Memorial Day is for those who have died, but this is a day for the living, so come out and show your support.”