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Veteran’s Weekend Filled with Parade, Ceremony and Field of Honor

This Veteran's Day weekend will be filled with activities to attend. There is the Veteran's Parade Saturday at 10 a.m. on Maine Street, the Veteran's Day Ceremony at Lippincott Hall at the Illinois Veteran's Home Tuesday at 10 a.m. and a new event to check out, the Field of Honor at the Illinois Veteran's Home from Friday night through Veteran's Day on Tuesday.

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Jonathan Daniel, Getty images
Jonathan Daniel, Getty images

Veteran’s Day Parade With a B-25 Flyover Saturday in Quincy

This year’s 2014 Veteran’s Day Parade in Quincy will be held on Saturday morning, November 8, beginning at 10 a.m.

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Joe Piccorossi/USAF/Getty Images
Joe Piccorossi/USAF/Getty Images

A B-25 Will Flyover Quincy Friday, and You’ll Have a Chance to Fly in It in November!

This year's 2014 Veteran's Day Parade in Quincy will be held on Saturday, November 8. The Veteran's Parade Committee, led by Chairman Dick McKinney, works all year long on organizing this wonderful event. One of the toughest things to secure for an event like this is a "flyover" of a military aircraft.

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Evelyn Peyton, Getty Images
Evelyn Peyton, Getty Images

Richard Pace of Canton Named Grand Marshall of This Year’s Veteran’s Parade

The 2014 Veteran's Day Parade will be held in Quincy on Saturday, November 8. That date was confirmed by the parade committee as well as the revelation of this year's Grand Marshall who will be Richard Pace of Canton, Missouri. 

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Andrew Redington, Getty Images
Andrew Redington, Getty Images

Here is The Official 2014 Dogwood Festival Schedule

The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce has released the 2014 Dogwood Festival schedule and it includes the Y101 Block Parties, a parade, dance, activities in Washington Park, and more. This year’s theme is “Top of the List”

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St. Patrick's Parade, Jeff Dorsey
St. Patrick's Parade, Jeff Dorsey

Another Great St. Patrick’s Parade is History

The 28th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is in the books. Many thanks to everyone for being in the parade and coming down to watch it as we finally "Ushered in Spring".  With over 100 entries, this year's parade was the biggest ever surpassing the previous record of 94 entries.  

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Jeff Dorsey/Dennis Oliver
Jeff Dorsey/Dennis Oliver

Here is How Quincy’s St. Patrick’s Parade Got Its Start

It was a morning in 1986 when I was working at 99Q Radio with Dennis Oliver. He was just finishing up his morning show and I was beginning my mid-day stint (after working the morning show on WTAD earlier that morning). It was about a week before St. Patrick’s Day and I went up to D.O. and said we need to have a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Quincy.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade, Quincy, Illinois

2014 St. Patrick’s Parade Lineup

Thanks to everyone who has entered the 28th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade! The entries listed below are officially in the parade. Remember you must have something green on you or your entry (Balloons, ribbons, etc.). The parade is March 15 at 11 a.m. sharp and we go from 12th to 5th on Maine Street in Quincy.

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Getty Images
Getty Images

D.O. and The Big Dog Talk Parade Tonight at 5 on KHQA-TV

So here we are some 17 days away from making our 28th stroll down Maine Street as part of the St. Patrick's Parade. As of this writing we have 31 entries and most likely will be around 90 again like last year. One of the things we always are in need of is Irish music in the parade.

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David Hardenberg, Getty Images
David Hardenberg, Getty Images

What Should the Big Dog Wear in The St. Patrick’s Parade? [Poll]

I know it isn't even Valentine's Day yet, but I must think now about the St. Patrick's Parade set for March 15 this year in Quincy. It will be the 28th year for the parade and over the years I have tried to come up with different things to wear. I even wore a kilt one year and took so much flack over it that I decided to show them and wear it a second consecutive year. The question always comes up though, "Are you going to wear a kilt again this year?"

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