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Douglas County Veterans Day parade accepting entries for Nov. 11 event
by Staff Reports
October 16, 2013 04:30 PM | 904 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The 14th annual Douglas County Veterans Day Lighted Parade will step off Nov. 11 at 7 p.m., and the public is invited to join the parade or line the streets.  It’s the Parade with a Purpose -- all parade units are required to salute our veterans, active military, reserves or the nation’s flag.

Applications for parade entries are now being accepted.  Applications are available on the Douglas County web site at www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com — click on the red letter box on the home page for parade entry rules and regulations and a downloadable application.  There is no cost to enter the parade, but all entries must pre-register.

The parade lines up in the parking lots of Douglas County High School and then proceeds from the high school north on Campbellton Street to a performance area in front of BB&T Bank.  The parade turns west on Church Street through downtown Douglasville and then south on Bowden, Woodrow and Campbellton back to the high school.

All parade entries will be required to “light themselves up” and appropriately decorate their entry.  The parade will be filmed by dctv23 at the performance area for later broadcast.  The parade is a designed parade with designated spaces for participants.

The parade is always held on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, regardless of the day of the week.  The cessation of hostilities in World War I began on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918. 

In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day (later renamed Veterans Day) saying the day, “will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.”

The parade is organized and presented on behalf of the veterans of Douglas County by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners through its department of communications and community relations.
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