Jacksonville Veteran's Day Parade Held Saturday

While Veteran's Day isn't until next weekend, it's this weekend Jacksonville will put on it's Veteran's Day parade. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Plus the celebration got a special honor from the Department of Veterans affairs. Jacksonville is now designated as one of the 5 sites in the state for Veteran's Day ceremonies and parades. Getting that designation took some work with a push from the group Rolling Thunder.

"We want to make sure our veterans know that you know their sacrifices are not forgotten and people still remember them and this is just to honor them for their service to their country,"said Rolling Thunder member Ray Howe.

The parade in Jacksonville was scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

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    Please help to find out a retired USN person whose name is Reginald V Peterson he lives with his wife Blenda J Graves-Peterson on Long Lake Dr Jacksonville we have no number on that street letters always U turn They may contact us prvcetatsunis@aol.com Thank you for help
  • by tasha Location: jacksonville on Nov 5, 2011 at 12:17 PM
    Obama 2012, yeah.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 5, 2011 at 09:48 PM in reply to tasha
      Again.. that has WHAT to do with this story? Clueless
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Nov 5, 2011 at 01:42 AM
    Just remember that Obama CAN NOT stop an individual from praying in whatever language you may call your's. From the softest whisper and even the tiniest thought I have been heard and prayers answered. That is the beauty of AMERICA and why veterans need and "DESERVE" a word of "THANKS".
  • by Norma Location: NC on Nov 4, 2011 at 10:14 PM
    Why does the Obama Administration Opposes Adding FDR Prayer To a World War '2' War Memorial
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      by Anonymous on Nov 5, 2011 at 12:24 AM in reply to Norma
      Really? Why do you think?
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      by Anonymous on Nov 5, 2011 at 02:27 AM in reply to Norma
      What did that have to do with this story..?

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