First-ever MidVille Vets Parade
by Daniel Bush
Nov 11, 2009 | 2943 views | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend | print

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Considering the turnout for the inaugural Middle Village Veteran’s Day Parade, it’s a safe bet the parade will be back next year.

Held on Sunday, November 8, three days before Veteran’s Day, the parade began on 80th Street and Metropolitan Avenue and snaked its way down Metro towards Christ the King High School.

Flag-waving children, their parents, and veterans from a range of wars lined the avenue to watch the parade, which featured several marching bands, a float and a caravan of vintage cars.

In remarks at a ceremony closing the parade, elected officials reminded attendees to honor veterans for their sacrifices to the United States.

“It's so important that we all come together in our community to remember our veterans and remember what they have given,” said Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley. “There’s a high price to pay for freedom. It’s not to be taken for granted.”
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