2018 Veteran’s Day Parade
Sunday, November 11 at 10:45 a.m.
Presented by Greene County Veteran’s Council
Application Deadline – Must be RECEIVED BY November 5
Must be pre-registered to participate – late entries will not be accepted.
Parade will be held rain or shine
Line-up begins at 9 a.m. Unites must be in place by 10:25 a.m. Step off at 10:45 a.m.
Ringing of the Bells and Moment of Silence at 11 a.m.
All units will stop in place for the observance of veteran’s participation, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Parade Theme – 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day
The fighting in World War I ended in 1918 on November 11, thanks to an armistice agreement at 11 a.m. That means the fighting ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918( though the war did not officially end until the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919). In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11 a commemoration of the war, writing: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has give America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of nations.”
Following the parade, a ceremony will be held at the V.F.W. on Lincoln Street. All are welcome to attend.
Line-up is determined by the order the applications are received.
All units will receive their line-up number and parking location in advance of parade day.
Please inform all of your participants of number and parking location in advance.
-Follow the directions given to you by the line-up volunteers.
-Provide your own car and signs, unless otherwise indicated.
-Provide a clean-up crew for all horse units.
-Do not bring alcohol or use foul language. You will be asked to leave.
-Do not bring cars, other than those participating in the parade, to line-up.
-Do not display political election campaign signs.
-Do not plan more than one trip through the parade route.
-Do not ride horses or motorcycles in the park or yards.
Questions can be directed to: 724-833-0667 after 2 p.m. or 724-998-0598 after 6 p.m.