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Hammond Veterans Day Parade

Hammond Veterans Day Parade

When

11/07/2020    
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Where

Hessville Park
7299 Kennedy Ave, Hammond, IN, 46323

Event Type

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The City of Hammond celebrates its 3rd annual Veteran Appreciation Day parade on Saturday, Nov. 7th at 10 a.m. in Hammond’s 5th and 6th districts. The parade route travels from Olcott Avenue, down 173rd street and ends at the Hessville Park Veteran Memorial.

Some of the parade participants include members of local American Legions and VFW posts, musical entertainment from area high school bands, military vehicles, Those Funny Little People and a flyover by the Lima Lima Flight Team.

The Co-Grand Marshals for the parade this year will be Airman Ernie Dillon, USAF 76th Squadron, SAC.  Airman Dillon was on a Huey helicopter crew in rescue and reconnaissance training missions in Central America during the Vietnam War Era.  Airman Dillon is a member of the Hammond American Legion Post 168 for 30 years and was past Commander four times. We are also honored to have Co-Grand Marshal US Army SP4 Armando Blanco, Sr., 173rd Airborne Brigade Sep, Commendation Medal Vietnam 1966-1968.
       In 1965, the Brigade became the first major unit of the United States Army to serve in Vietnam. They conducted the only combat parachute jump of the war in February 1967. During more than six years of continuous combat, the brigade earned 14 campaign streamers and four unit citations. “Sky Soldiers” serving in Vietnam earned 13 Medals of Honor. The brigade was deactivated in 1972.

A short program will immediately follow the parade at the Hessville Park Veteran Memorial at 173rd Street & Kennedy Avenue. 

For more information on participating or sponsoring the parade or the concert, contact the Hammond Parks Department at (219) 853-6378 or visit www.gohammond.com.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.