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News Release: 17815
Date: November 3, 2015
Contact: Chi-Chung Keung, APR, Public Information Coordinator
Ed Paul, Adjutant, Fullerton American Legion Post 142
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fullerton Honors Veterans with the 28th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade
Fullerton, CA – Brigadier General Sylvia R. Crockett, Land Component Commander of the California Army National Guard, will be the guest speaker for the Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade on Wednesday, November 11. In this capacity, she is responsible for providing command and control over all non-divisional units in California.
The observance, hosted by Fullerton American Legion Post 142, Fullerton Emblem Club 469, and the City of Fullerton will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a parade in Fullerton’s historic downtown.
The parade will begin at the Downtown Plaza, located on Wilshire Avenue, east of Harbor Boulevard and adjacent to the Fullerton Museum Center, go North on Harbor Blvd. and end at Hillcrest Park, which is located at the intersection of Harbor and Valley View Drive.
Leading off the parade will be a special “fly-over” of the route by planes from Air Combat USA, which is based at Fullerton Airport.
Once at Hillcrest, a ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial. The ceremony will also include the placement of wreaths, patriotic songs and tributes.
All veterans are welcome to join in the parade, which will feature JROTC units from Fullerton area high schools. The Troy High School Navy JROTC unit will carry flags representing all 50 U.S. states.
Parade participants are asked to arrive at the plaza no earlier than 10 a.m. To march in the parade, veterans must be able to march in regular cadence for approximately three-quarters of a mile.
No banners other than the flags carried by the JROTC units will be allowed in the parade.
Further information about the parade and ceremony may be obtained by calling the Fullerton American Legion at (714) 871-2412.
For safety reasons, pets will not be permitted either in the parade or at the ceremony.