VFW Post 1924 is getting ready for Veterans Day Parade

U.S. Marines march down Main Avenue in downtown Fallbrook during the 2016 Veterans Day parade. Shane Gibson photo

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook VFW Post 1924 is getting ready for the Veterans Day Parade  Saturday, Nov. 11.

All groups will meet at the Major Market parking lot at 9 a.m. to organize as the parade begins at 10 a.m. The parade will proceed to the Village Square at Alvarado Street where the Veterans Day Ceremony will commence at 11 a.m.

VFW Post 1924 invites everyone to participate in the parade, and will provide a ride for those who cannot walk the route. VFW Post 1924 encourages youth groups, active duty military, Wounded Warriors, female veterans, patriotic groups, seniors, and any other group to participate and honor Veterans Day.

This year’s Grand Marshall is local WWII veteran, First Lieutenant Betty Gilby, who served in the Army. The guest speaker will be Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer Ann Nash, currently serving as the Commanding Officer 7th Engineer Support Battalion.

The Fallbrook High School band will be marching in the parade and the Fallbrook Chorale will sing patriotic songs at the ceremony. The Fire Department and Sheriff Volunteers, as well as classic cars and military vehicles, will be part of the parade. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to see a wonderful, down home parade and teach them about veterans.

Individuals or groups interested in participating in this year’s parade are asked to please contact the Veterans Day Parade committee chairman, Marc Sigmon, (760) 639-9772 or at [email protected].

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