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Taylorsville to hold 3rd annual Veterans Day Parade

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 9 2012 11:25 a.m. MDT

TAYLORSVILLE — The city will honor those who have served their country with its third annual Veterans Day Parade.

The parade will take place Sunday, Nov. 11 and begins at 11 a.m. in front of the library on 2700 West.

This year's parade theme is “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans,” and the grand marshal is Sgt. Maj. Patrick N. Watkins, a Vietnam War vet with three tours of duty. Watkins has received two Purple Hearts, five Bronze Star medals and two Army Commendation medals.

A program will begin at 12:15 p.m. at Taylorsville City Hall. The keynote speaker will be Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton. The program will include a Field of Honor ceremony in front of City Hall, a flag ceremony, World War II memorabilia and Korean War display on the first floor in City Hall, patriotic music and recognition of all veterans.

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