Veterans Day Parade in Palestine, Texas
12 November 2011

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Leading the Parade

The Parade begins with City Police and County Sheriffs.
Cars, trucks and drivers volunteer to carry our military and veterans.
In the red car is our Blue Star Mom, whose son gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Patriot Guard Riders of Texas.... followed by the Boy Scouts of Palestine.
World War II Veterans.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Vietnam War memories
YEAH! Girl Scouts of Palestine!
Elkhart High School Band
Anderson County Sheriff carries more veterans from Palestine.
And more....... with the Tucker Fire Truck, too!
Disabled American Vets, and remembering the Vietnam MIA's and POW's
The classic, the old and the new.
.... and more......
Mayor Bob Herrington honors his father, Johnny Herrington for his WWII service.
Palestine's Radio Station KYYK,
shows it's support for the Veterans.
Westwood High School Band

Westwood High School Band and Pep Squad
ending with Vietnam Veterans

Vietnam Veterans lead an assortment of military vehicles filled with veterans.
How many people like JR will stop the parade???
Sons of Confederate Veterans from Palestine.
Sons of Confederate Veterans from Palestine are very active in all community events.
Grapeland High School Band
American Legion Auxillary
Even the kids get into the act!
And Jimmy Ray stops another parade vehicle, to thank another Veteran!
The Cartmell Bus is probably filled with lots of Veterans, too!
Time for the horses.... carrying flags..... men and women of all ages....
... and some kids....
And the Tejas Girl Scouts on horseback!
Based at Camp Bette Perot near Athens, our East Texas Girls look beautiful all decked out in red !
Scouting teaches young women a variety of skills.
And the end comes.... with the school bus going to pick up the bands and cars joining in,
to proceed to the Veterans Park, where the rest of the program will be given.


Pictures posted by Dorothy Odom Bruce
Thanks to Kathy Odom for some pictures

created 12 Nov 2011 ~ dob