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Liberty to host first Veterans Day parade

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POSTED: November 2, 2009 12:14 p.m.
Although Hinesville has long been a military friendly community, this will be the city’s first year for a Veterans Day Parade.
The East Liberty American Legion Post 321 will host the parade Saturday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. Parade lineup is at 7:30 a.m.
Dennis Fitzgerald, commander of the post, said the morale-boosting celebration couldn’t have come a at better time, given all of the recent deployments.
“We realize that most of our favorite division will be engaged in fulfilling the obligation set forth by our commander in chief and will be in the process of deploying to or already in Iraq. But we honorably request the participation of all organizations interested in showing America’s veterans we still honor their service,” Fitzgerald said.
“As always, our prayers and thoughts will be with our friends and their families during this deployment. And we shall be mindful that many service members, their families and veterans are still in our community and this parade will be another wonderful way to say ‘thanks for a job well done,’” the post commander said.
Veterans who live in the area said they’re looking forward to the festivities.
“It’s been a long time coming,” said Wayne Miller, a Vietnam veteran and Hinesville resident who served 22 years in the Army. “It makes you feel good that people appreciate your service,”
For more information on the parade, e-mail eastlibertyampost321@yahoo.com and look for coverage and photos in an upcoming edition of the Coastal Courier.
 

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