Patriot Parade is today

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The town of Patriot will again host it Fourth of July Parade and Community Celebration today (Thursday).

The lineup for today’s parade will be held from 9-10:45 a.m. at the Patriot Boat Ramp.

The parade itself gets underway through downtown beginning at 11 a.m.; and this year the parade will be honoring all veterans – especially Vietnam veterans. All veterans are urged to come and be a part of the parade.

This year’s Grand Marshal will be Darrell Hansel.

Following the parade, the Memorial Flag Service will be held at the Memorial Park, with Vietnam veterans in attendance being given the honor of lowering and retiring the old flags, and then raising the new flags during the ceremony.

That will be followed by the Community Picnic at Harris Park.

Everyone is invited to attend.