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Veterans Day Parade
November 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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 Military Council is partnering with the Mountaineer Food Bank with its Veterans Table program. Parade spectators and participants are asked to bring healthy, non-perishable food to donate at the parade to help the Marion County Military
Council kicks off this project to help feed local veterans. Drop off locations will be at the Palatine Park entrance, at Veterans Square Plaza immediately following the parade and the VFW Post 629 entry during the parade.
Marion County Military Council Commander Ed Kirby 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 Monongah Middle School student 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. VFW Posts 629 and 7048 will each host a free luncheon at their respective post locations on Fairmont and Morgantown Avenues following the after-ceremony.