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Paducah holds ceremony and parade for local veterans

Paducah holds ceremony and parade for local veterans

In observance of the day, ShuttleBus-Zoom will offer free rides to veterans and active military with proper identification. The route is created to accommodate a ceremony at Savannah Veterans Park immediately following the end of the parade at approximately 10:45 a.m. Mayor Jake Windham spoke during the ceremony.

According to history.com, Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Boy Scout Troupe 29 will also place flags and crosses on graves at the cemetery.

Several eateries are offering free meals/beverages to Veterans Friday and/or Saturday.

The Daughters of the American Revolution will toll the Liberty Bell at 9:25 a.m. before the ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.

A ceremony will take place at the Colorado Veterans Monument, on the west side of the Colorado State Capitol. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.in the cemetery's gazebo.

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For those who can't attend, the Courier will be showing live video of the parade from the newspaper office on Main Street.