It never ceases to amaze me of the things you learn as you move through life. I guess that's what makes life interesting and worth living. A good friend of mine, Dick McKinney shared some information in an article he read regarding National Cemeteries. If you ever go to one and look at the tombstone, look closely to see if there is a coin on top of it.
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.
It was back in 2008 when Dick McKinney asked me if I would come to a meeting to help revive the Veteran's Day Parade in Quincy. It had been some 35 years since Quincy held a Veteran's Day Parade and Dick was hoping I would be able to share some contacts and information from the St. Patrick's Parade with him. I was more than happy to assist.
It is hard to believe but this Saturday the 6th Annual Veteran's Parade will be held in Quincy with nearly 80 entries ready to go down Maine Street beginning at 10am. I remember meeting with the parade chairmen Jim Ponsot and Dick McKinney five years ago to discuss putting on the first parade. We had no idea how many entries we would have but to see it nearing 80 this year is fabulous.
Entries are being sought for the 6th Annual Veteran's Parade which will be held in Quincy on Saturday November 9. The parade, after a 35 year absence, started up again in 2008 and has been going strong ever since thanks to the Co-Chairmen Dick McKinney and Jim Ponsot. This year's parade will be held from 12th to 5th on Maine Street and will begin at 10 a.m. with the lineup beginning at 9 a.m. from 12th to 24th Streets on Maine Street.
The Annual Veteran’s Day Parade in Quincy will be held on Saturday, November 10th at 10am on Maine Street. There is still time to enter the parade at no cost. If your business or organization would like to be a part of the 5th Annual Veteran's parade contact Dick McKinney at 430-2912.
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