Macon County Chronicle

Macon County Veterans Day Parade this Friday

The 2011 Veterans Day Parade for Macon County will be Friday, 11 November 2011. This year our Parade Honoree is Oshal Gregory. 

As in previous years, the Parade will kickoff at 11am at the County Courthouse with an opening ceremony, the Laying of the Veteran’s Day Wreath, and the playing of Taps. The Parade will begin from the Courthouse immediately after this.  It will depart the square via College Street (Hwy 10 South) to Hwy 52. Then turning west on Hwy 52 to Ellington Drive. Turning right onto Ellington Drive and proceeding to Church Street. The parade will head East on Church Street and end at Key Park. 

Once at Key Park, there will be a closing ceremony/celebration with Katie Butrum as our guest speaker and entertainment followed by refreshments.

If you are going to have a Parade Float or other entries in the Parade please inform Mike Scott, County Veterans Officer at 666-4480.

Lineup for the floats and other entries will be down Main Street starting at the corner of Public Square.  Parade lineup begins at 10 am.  

The theme for this year’s Parade is “Veterans: Guardians of Freedom.”  We are looking forward to a great parade and it is our sincere wish to make this a fitting tribute to our veterans.