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Thanks to all the participants and those that helped to make our 5th annual Veterans Day Parade a success. Post 100 started the parade to recognize our military. We want to honor those that serve today, yesterday and those that will serve tomorrow.

There are so many people to thank for helping to put this parade together. We have to start with our Post and the members that are so dedicated to serving our community. Lemoore Parks and Recreation Department helped by printing flyers, registration forms, putting up barricades and entering their Kids Choir. Lemoore Lions assisted with directing traffic, lining up entries. The presence of the Lemoore Police Department are always welcome. A special thanks to Keller Motors from Hanford for donating 3 vehicles to transport our honored guests .

Our Grand Marshall this year was Captain Kristen Atterbury, Commanding Officer Naval Health Clinic Lemoore, California. Captain Gudmundsson, Commodore Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Captain David C. James, Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Lemoore were also honored guests.

The following is a list of the parade entries:

Lemoore Police Department Patrol Car

Hanford Elks Lodge # 1259 12X20 American Flag

Lemoore High School NJROTC carrying 50 state flags, Unit Banner, Color Guard and Armed/Unarmed Exhibition Team.

Boy Scout Troop 480 - American Legion Post 100 Sponsor

NASL Cub Scout Pack 425 – Fleet Reserve Assoc. 261 Sponsors

Guardians of the Children Sequoia Chapter

Our Veterans are our stars – Kings County Attorney’s Office

Lemoore Volunteer Fire Dept 1917 Model “T”, 1936 Eng #36, 1962 Eng #2

John Azevedo 1943, 1944 Military Jeeps

Kings County Shiners’ – Tin Lizzies

Veteran’s Motorcycle Assoc

Lemoore Cub Scouts PacK 402 - MIQ

Girl Scouts Service Unit 63

K-JUG Country and Classic Rock & Hitz

Sailors stationed at NAS Lemoore

Honoring Lemoore’s Fallen Heroes, Tom & Doug Crain, and Ron Ramos Local Veterans

American Legion Post 100 Riders

American Legion Post 100 Float a replica of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Thanks to each and every one that that raised a hammer or brush to make it happen.

If anyone or group was not mentioned it was not intentional, we consider it an honor to have you help us celebrate our VETERANS on this day. See you next year!

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Richard Plummer is the American Legion parade committee chairman.

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