Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Local Happenings

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Local Happenings

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Rolling Thunder, mayor to preside at parade

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and Rolling Thunder Indiana Chapter 6 will share the duties of grand marshal for this year's Four Freedoms Veterans Parade, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, on Riverside Drive in Downtown Evansville.

This year, weather permitting, the parade will stop on Riverside Drive at the reviewing stand for a short ceremony to honor our veterans.

During the ceremony, World War II Navy veteran Sidney Hisel and great-granddaughters Rosalie and Elizabeth Kerkhoff will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

Gina Moore will sing, followed by recognition of the co-grand marshals and dignitaries with remarks by the mayor and parade chairman.

The River City Thunderbolt MVCC will have a parade promotion event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the West Side Rural King, 2800 N. Saint Joseph Ave.

Several restored military vehicles will be on display, with the owners available to offer information about the vehicles.


Parade, meals and more planned to honor vets

Kentucky's three state veterans centers and four veterans cemeteries will each host ceremonies in recognition of Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Residents at the Joseph "Eddie" Ballard Western Kentucky Veterans Center, in Hanson, will participate in several community events during Veterans Week.

Those include the Veterans Parade at noon Sunday, in Madisonville; the Hopkins County High School veterans appreciation breakfast on Monday. There will also be two events Nov. 11: the Browning Springs Middle School student leadership veterans lunch, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the Madisonville Elks Lodge Veterans Day breakfast at 9 a.m.

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West will hold its Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Nov. 11. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 233 in Oak Grove will host the ceremony.

The guest speaker is Command Sgt. …

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