Auburn’s inaugural 2011 Armed Forces Day Parade and Celebration will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the old Ingles parking lot on Atlanta highway, pass through downtown and will officially end at the Hawthorne House on Fourth Avenue.
Because the celebration is in honoring of military and veterans, planners insisted that all floats must be decorated patriotically.
Event planners expect about 20-25 entries in the parade, including floats and marching groups with area JROTC’s, Civil Air Patrol, the Sheriff’s Office and Girl Scout Troops.
Antique cars and walking groups will also fill out the parade.
The parade entries will be judged on their quality of craftsmanship, originality of their design, appropriateness to the Armed Forces Day theme and spirit of patriotism. There will also be a Mayor’s choice entry.
As A veteran it breaks my heart that the Vietnam Moving Wall had to be displayed in Auburn Ga. right across the street from the criminal Nazi so called Auburn police department! I apologize to each and every veteran on that wall including my cousin! I am sorry we could not have found a more respectful location to honor each and everyone on that wall. I visited it quickly and then got the hell out of Auburn and Barrow fricking county before the police had a chance to violate my civil rights like they do to their citizens. I feel sorry if you live there!
Really? Obviously you have a problem with the local law enforcement.
The only embarrassment is you - taking a solemn, respectful occasion to air your dirty laundry and petty gripes. You should apologize to the Veteran's you claim to speak for! Do you have an outstanding warrant that makes you afraid to be around those wearing the badge?
The City of Auburn did an incredible job in bringing The Wall here! The Vigil, ceremonies and festivities were all to honor those who wear or have worn the uniform of our Armed Forces.
Thank you Auburn for bringing this here! You have made your citizens and the citizens of Barrow County proud.