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Saturday ceremony, parade to honor Hardin County’s military veterans

Savannah’s annual Veterans Day Parade hosted by the Rotary Club of Savannah and the City of Savannah takes place Saturday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m.
“We always have wonderful participation from our community for this and expect the same this year. If you’re not in the parade, please line the streets to show our patriotism and pride in these service men and women, as well as their families, who have worked for our freedoms,” said Paige Ashe-McLean of the Savannah Rotary Club.
The parade route begins at the Hardin County Courthouse and ends in front of Savannah City Hall at Hanna Boulevard. The route is designed to accommodate for a ceremony at Savannah Veterans Park, which takes place immediately following the end of the parade at approximately 10:45 a.m. It will include the presentation of the flags, memorials and other special recognitions.
The Hardin County High School Band band will lead off a convoy of local veterans with Savannah Boy Scout Troop 34 carrying banners of service.
Grand marshal of the parade is Vietnam veteran Don Johnson of Milledgeville.
Keynote speaker at the ceremony is Eddie Bray, Ret. Army, current chaplain of the Lexington National Guard Unit and mayor of Lexington.
“The City of Savannah and the Savannah Rotary Club encourage any organization to participate in the parade to honor our local heroes,” said Ashe-McLean.
Forms can be obtained from City Hall or the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce. Groups can also show up Saturday morning and ask to be included. Line-up begins at 9 a.m. in front of the courthouse.

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