Marshall County and the City of Lewisburg will host the county’s First Annual Veterans Day Parade on Thursday, November 11th. The parade will begin at Marshall County High School at 9:30 am and will follow the route of Tiger Blvd to West Commerce and end at the Lewisburg Square in time for the 11:00 a.m. Veterans Day Service which will be held on the east side of the square.
Any veteran who wishes to participate in the parade should call the Marshall County Veterans Services Office at 359-5482 or Mayor Mike Keny’s office at 359-1279 to register.
“Veterans Day is a very special day as we pause and show our respect and appreciation to the many Veterans who have served our country, “ said Mayor Keny.
“ We are thankful to the many different groups in the county who through the years have celebrated our Veterans with Veterans Day programs. Many of those are occurring again this year.
“We had first started talking a couple of years ago about adding a Veterans Day Parade to the day’s events but Covid stymied that.
I’m glad, in partnership with the City of Lewisburg, we are finally able to put this together this year.
“We’re looking forward to having a great day and hope many of our Veterans county-wide will participate.
“I’m also asking that all Marshall County citizens come out along the parade route to show their support and pay tribute to the men and women who have served our country.”
Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham was just as enthusiastic about the Parade. “ The citizens of Lewisburg are privileged to once again honor our veterans with this first annual parade,” exclaimed Mayor Bingham.
Several veterans as well as Veteran organizations have already signed up to participate and will be joined in the parade by both the Marshall County High School Marching Band and the Forrest High School Band of Blue as well as members of the local chapter of the DAR.
Marshall County High School is one of many schools hosting events. As the site of the parade’s origin they will host all Veterans for a light breakfast at 8:15 am, conduct a Veterans Day program at 9:00am and form a tunnel of flags for all Veterans to exit the school through to begin the parade.
Marshall County currently has over 1900 Veterans who reside here.