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Published: Sat, November 11, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Nashville to honor Veterans with 10-block parade Saturday

Nashville to honor Veterans with 10-block parade Saturday

Before the parade, American Legion Post 182 held a Memorial Remembrance Ceremony at the Charlotte Jane Memorial Cemetery, the final resting place for a number of Americans who gave their lives in service of this country.

Davis & Elkins College will be a part of the community event as well with members of the Student Veterans Association and the Squirrel Squad participating in the parade and more than 20 student-athletes assisting with traffic control.

It's a time for citizens to honor those trained to defend the United States and pay tribute to those who have fallen in the line of duty. The nine-year-old girl helped report on the parade and interviewed her friends. The Civil Air Patrol will serve as the color guard. The event will feature bands, veterans groups and service organizations.

The pre-parade ceremonies will begin at 10:30am and the parade will step off at 11:00am. The parade will run east down Boylston Street, turn north on Tremont Street, and continue onto Cambridge Street before ending at City Hall Plaza. Jerry Key, followed by a brief statement about the history of Veterans Day and the Vietnam War by retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Joe Hurd of Hardin County.

Halifax will also be holding a ceremony at 9 a.m.at Town Hall with speakers and wreaths being placed at nearby monuments.

It takes a dedicated soul to serve in the military.

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