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70 entries, 8 marching bands to be featured in 4th Veterans Day Parade

Many folks in the Pine Belt will gather next Tuesday to thank the members of our armed forces for their service and sacrifice.  

Veteran's Day in the Hub City will begin at 9 a.m. with the 4th annual Veterans Day Parade. 

It's organized by the the Magnolia Chapter of the Armed Forces Top Enlisted Assn. 

It will include 70 entries and eight marching bands and will make it's way east along Hardy Street from Hardy Street Baptist Church to Veterans Memorial Park, where an annual holiday program will take place. And prior to these events, members of the Southern Miss Air Force ROTC will participate in an overnight vigil at the Veterans Memorial.  

"This is a day to honor our veterans for what they have done to make sure that we have our free speech, our right to vote, our rights to worship as we please, and the veterans is what makes this happen," said Marion Walley, president of the Magnolia Chapter of AFTEA.    

Grand marshal for this year's parade will be local Vietnam veteran Bob White.

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