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Veterans Day Parade 2021
November 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We will honor our veterans in the annual Fairmont Veterans Day parade.
The parade will follow the traditional route from Palatine Park up Merchant Street, turning right at the Jefferson Street Bridge, turning left onto Washington and Monroe Streets, turning right onto Adams Street, and ending at Veterans Square Plaza.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Local 724 will serve as parade color guard.
Marion County Veterans Council Commander Toby Heaney will serve as Master of Ceremonies at the brief ceremony held at Veterans Square Plaza immediately following the parade. Dr. Robert Allan Copenhaver of the Baptist Temple will serve as Parade Chaplain, and North Marion High School Abby Getz will sing the National Anthem. The East Fairmont High School Busy Bee Band and Honeybees will perform a patriotic medley.
The Marion County Honor Guard will then honor all veterans with a 21 gun salute and playing taps. Military organizations and any interested individuals or other groups will lay wreaths honoring our fallen veterans.