An exciting annual event this Wed for our local Veterans to honor their service to our great nation. Come see the 16th annual Veterans Day Lighted parade starting at 7pm. The parade route will begin and end at Douglas County High School with a circle around the Campbellton St Historic District. We got the press release from the County with all the details….
***16TH ANNUAL DOUGLAS COUNTY VETERANS DAY LIGHTED PARADE
SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 11TH***
“The Parade with a Purpose” – the annual Douglas County Veterans Day Lighted Parade – will again make its way through Douglasville to honor our veterans, active military, reserves and US Flag on the night of Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th.
The unique parade presents the opportunity for parade attendees to say “thank you” to those who have obtained and preserved our freedoms. Veterans groups, military and reserve units, high school bands and JROTC units will be participating in the annual event, the only known nighttime lighted Veterans Day Parade in the Nation.
All parade units “light themselves up” for the night parade even though it proceeds along lit streets. The parade steps off at 7 p.m. from Douglas County High School; proceeds north on Campbellton Street; west on Church Street; and then south on Bowden, Woodrow and Campbellton Streets back to the high school. A lighted performance area for bands and drill teams has been designated on Campbellton Street between Spring and Church Streets.
All parade units are required to honor and salute the US Flag, veterans, reserves and/or active military. No exceptions are allowed. No self-promotion is allowed. No political campaigning is allowed. This is a parade with a purpose – to salute service. There are five sections to the parade:
- Honoring the Fallen – Douglas County Citizens Killed in Action
- Douglas County Citizens Killed in Action are honored by the carrying of 49 roses – one for each citizen who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Roses are carried by members of the Town and Country Garden Club. Those Killed in Action are honored as the parade’s Grand Marshals.
- Elected Officials Saluting Our Veterans
- Saluting Our Active Military and Reserves
- All branches of the Armed Forces have been invited to participate.
- Saluting Our Veterans Organizations;
- American Legion, AMVETS, and Vietnam Veterans of America
- Citizens Saluting Our Veterans
- individuals, Churches, schools, clubs, Scout troops, etc.
The parade is organized and produced by the Douglas County Department of Communications and Community Relations.
We hope to see you there, come out and celebrate our Veterans this week. We at the Douglasville Menu give thanks and praise to all who served our nation, Happy Veterans Day!