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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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Dick and Jim
Jeff Dorsey

Thanks Jim Ponsot and Dick McKinney

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.

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Veteran’s Parade is This Saturday at 10 a.m. in Quincy

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.

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Steve Lindsey & Sgt Jonathan Schulte, Jeff Dorsey
Steve Lindsey & Sgt Jonathan Schulte, Jeff Dorsey

Toys for Tots Campaign Starts November 13

Toys for Tots program local coordinator Steve Lindsey and Marine Corp Sgt. Jonathan Schulte were recent guests of the Quincy Exchange Club.  According to Mr. Lindsey, a retired USMC veteran, the Toys for Tots program got its start in Los Angeles in 1947 when a Marine Corps Major’s wife made a Raggedy Ann Doll and she asked her husband to give it to someone but there wasn’t anyone to give it to. From that came the birth of the program which established a Toys for Tots Foundation in 1948.

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Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images
Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Veteran’s Parade in Quincy Seeking Entries

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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