The upcoming Veterans Day Parade was discussed at the meeting of the Logan County Commission (LCC) held Oct. 2.
The Veterans Park Committee is currently seeking participants like ROTC units, military personnel, cars, trucks and marching bands for the parade.
The group is encouraging all local supporters of veterans to take part in the parade.
Lineup for the parade is set to start at 9 a.m. Nov.11 at Veterans Park on Midelburg Island.
The parade will muster in front of the “Doughboy” statue.
The procession will begin at 10 a.m., and an observance ceremony will be held at Veterans Park at 11 a.m.
Following the observance ceremony, a complimentary lunch will be available for everyone.
Roger Ramey, of the Kiwanis Club of Logan and the Veterans Park Committee, addressed the LCC with the Kiwanis Club’s plan to host a free spaghetti dinner following the Veterans Day parade.
Ramey noted, “We wanted to provide a free meal and give people a chance to just sit down and talk with a veteran. It’s a real opportunity to come down and associate with heroes.”
Ramey added the dinner serves as a recognition for members of all branches of service.
The LCC granted the Kiwanis Club of Logan $1,500 for food and supplies involved in the hosting the dinner.
“I think that we don’t do enough to honor veterans. To think of them sacrificing life and limb – they do it for this country. In this commission, we want to put veterans as a priority…,” explained Danny Godby, president of the LCC.
Anyone seeking more information about the Veterans Day Parade in Logan can contact Ramey at 304-752-3623.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]