Inaugural Longboat Key Veterans Day Parade

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BY SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY NOV 1, 2014

Longboat Key will be the proud host of its inaugural Longboat Key Veterans Day Parade, on Tuesday, November 11, starting at 4:30 pm.  The parade route begins between Sun Trust Bank and Bank of America on Bay Isles Road and will proceed to Temple Beth Israel where a brief Recognition Program will take place and light refreshments will be served. The parade is a project of the newly chartered Rotary Club of Longboat Key. Over 80 veterans, including eight female veterans, have registered to participate in the event. These local heroes either live, work or worship on Longboat Key. The earliest participant began their service in 1942 during World War II and the roster also includes veterans who served during the Korean War and Vietnam War and those who served during the Cold War and in more recent times, including one veteran who is still currently enlisted. Veterans from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces - the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and National Guard - were invited to participate. All parade participants are requested to gather at Bay Isles Road by 4 p.m. Veterans who have indicated the need to ride in one of the convertibles are to gather at the grass lot to the right of the Temple. Parking for walking veterans and general public is available in the lots adjacent to Bay Isles Road. There will be signs directing parade participants where to gather. In the event of rain, the parade will be cancelled but the Recognition Program will still be held at Temple Beth Israel, beginning at 4:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

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