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The 2011 Auburn Veterans Day Parade: Good job by all. Well-organized. Good attendance. Good weather. Even the two trucks who had to clear a couple of cars parked to start the parade on time, without having to squeeze the bands. I was riding in the Jeep, just behind the Placer High band, with the special guest representing Rosie the Riveter. What a really neat individual. She was in her uniform, and even wore the same herringbone fabric coveralls she used while working on fighter plane engines at McClellan. Her coveralls were starched and pressed, and to prove they were authentic, she showed off oil stains on the legs that never come clean. She commented as the fighters flew over, she may have even worked on the engines! I was particularly moved by the card handed to me in the lunch line, presumably from a student of E.V. Cain. It was a hand-written “Happy Veterans Day” card, with a very appropriate and touching message. My note was from Lacey. Thanks so much! I always look forward to Auburn’s sign of appreciation to all the vets. I was in Quantico, Va. during the Vietnam War period attending my officer training. Can you believe, we were cautioned during weekend liberties not to be seen on the streets of our nation’s capital wearing our uniform? Richard Walker, Meadow Vista