Vets Day Parade looking good for Wednesday
Published 5:13 pm Monday, November 9, 2015
By BETH ALSTON
AMERICUS — Organizers have been busy planning the second annual Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday, Nov. 11, presented by the American Legion Post 558, Americus. As of Thursday, more than 40 uits had signed up to participate.
A short program starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the Sumter County Courthouse front lawn, after which the parade will be held through downtown Americus.
The program’s guest speaker will be Brig. General Thomas Carden, assistant Adjutant General of the Georgia Army National Guard, an Americus High School and Georgia Southwestern State University graduate.
Other guests are Command Sgt. Maj. Walter J. Swinson, National Guard Department of Defense and Americus High School graduate; Maj. Mathis Wright Jr., U.S. Army and graduate of Sumter County High School; Capt. Christopher Brown, U.S. Air Force and Americus High School graduate and son of Nelson and Luneda Brown of Americus; Lt. Sabrina Sharper, U.S. Army National Guard and Americus High graduate and daughter of Frank Mitchelll and Eddye Mitchell of Americus.
Maj. Wright will also be guest speaker at a luncheon at South Georgia Technical College’s Pope Center following the parade. Miss Georgia UDSA, Nova Kopp, will also make a special appearance.
For more information contact Frank Mitchell, parade coordinator, at 938-4310. Willie Young is program coordinator.