Patriot Parade is Monday


The annual Fourth of July parade and celebration will be held in the town of Patriot this Monday, and everyone is invited to attend.

The only community in the nation named “Patriot”, the parade is always a salute to America, with all of the entries decked out in Red, White, and Blue decorations and American Flags waving all along the parade route.

Line up for the parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Patriot Boat Ramp, and the parade itself will begin at 11 a.m., moving along the town’s Main Street.

This year’s Patriot parade Grand Marshal is Patriot native and World War II veteran, Raymond Walcott.

Raymond Walcott served in the United States Army from 1941-1945 as an aviation engineer. He was involved in the fighting on Sugar Loaf Hill on Okinawa. The area in and around Sugar Loaf Hill saw more than 3,000 American soldiers killed.

Raymond Walcott owned and operated Walcott’s Station on Highway 156 outside of Patriot from 1945-2008.

Following the parade, the community will again hold it’s flag service at the Patriot Memorial Park; and that will be followed by a community picnic at Harris Park.

For more information on the parade or how to enter, contact Patriot Town Hall at 594-2243.