Say Thanks Parade: Honoring Post 9/11 Veterans

By: Angela Howard Email
By: Angela Howard Email

THE FOLLOWING IS FROM THE VET INC WEBSITE:

The Saturday Morning Parade co-hosted by the Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter # 96 is still several thousand dollars short of paying for itself.

According to VVA Chapter 96 and Secretary,”Parade organizer Joe West, donations have just not been what both the Chapter and club had hoped for.

Mr West stated, "We’re certainly hoping more people will show up to honor our post 9/11 hero’s than have been in a position to help fund it.”

When asked if there was a possibility of cancelling the parade he stated emphatically “absolutely not”, he then jokingly stated, “although we may have to pass the hat around the parade route”.

The event scheduled for Saturday Morning May 19th, will begin at 9:15 Am on the South side of the Civic Center parking lot, proceeding up Madison to Bronough, over to Pensacola and back down to the Civic Center Parking lot, and is being held in conjunction with Leon County and VET Inc’s Operation Thank You on Friday night and will be followed by the 8th Annual Veterans Memorial Poker Run.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF EVENTS FOR THE WEEKEND:

Friday, May 18, 2012
Leon County Operation Thank You Getdown in downtown Tallahassee. The evening event will host live music, vendors, and more!

Saturday, May 19, 2012
“Big Bend Says Thank You” Parade. The parade is hosted by The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #96 and the Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club.

The 8th Annual Salute to Veterans Poker Run immediately follows the parade and begins in the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center parking lot. The poker run ends with a giant party at Shucker’s Oyster Bar on Lake Jackson.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO DONATE OR THE EVENTS THAT ARE SCHEDULED, SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO THE VET INC WEBSITE UNDER 'RELATED LINKS'.


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