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Auburn is poised to honor all service men and women with the Veterans Day Parade and Commemoration Event Monday at 10:45 am. Community members are invited to join in the celebration. There will be a complimentary lunch and community program immediately following the parade at the National Guard Armory located at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn.
The parade will begin at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce located at 601 Lincoln Way.
At exactly 11:00AM the parade will halt at Central Square for three rifle volleys, and following Taps white doves will be released. Captain Ken Dwelle will conduct a fly over. The parade will continue on Lincoln Way and conclude at the National Guard Armory at the Gold Country Fairgrounds.
The community celebration lunch will feature a complementary Quiznos turkey sandwich, chips, a cold drink and chocolate chip cookies donated by the Community Cookie Guy, Steven Lease.
A thirty minute presentation will feature Master of Ceremonies Jonn Melrose, Placer County Veterans Service Officer and Presentation of the Colors by the Sacramento Sea Cadets. Music will be provided by the Placer High School Wind Ensemble under the direction of David Lawrenson. There will also be a tribute to Blue and Gold Star family members. Thank you notes written by children from E V Cain Elementary School will be distributed to veterans in attendance.
And what does all this celebration mean to veterans? KAHI’s Mary West spoke with veterans including Colonel Clarence Bud Anderson, Rear Admiral Bonnie Cotter and Flying Ace Tom Dwelle and his son Ken among others.
Happy Veteran’s Day.