Veterans Day parade right on track

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Our Veterans Day committee would like to thank the Auburn Journal for the wonderful article (Nov. 4) on this year’s Veterans Day parade. As it mentioned, each year we honor a special group of veterans. This year our parade theme is “Korea, The Forgotten War.” The Korean War is often called “The Forgotten War” because it was wedged between World War II and Vietnam. Korea is sometimes overlooked. That’s unfortunate, because much needs to be remembered about the conflict and the men and women who were part of our American history that began 50 years ago this June. As a result of the article, I have received more than 40 calls from veterans of WWII, Afghanistan, Vietnam and soldiers home on leave asking if they may participate in this year’s parade. We invite and encourage all American veterans to participate. If you wish to be in the parade as an individual, please show up at the check-in booth at 10 a.m. Thursday. Check-in is across the street from the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, 601 Lincoln Way. We are offering rides for veterans who want to be in the parade but are unable to walk the route. The parade ends at the Gold County Fairgrounds Armory Building where a complimentary community lunch and short program will take place. Rides back to the parade start are available for veterans after the luncheon. A very special thank you to the Auburn Chamber of Commerce who stepped up to the plate at the 11th hour and offered to assist us with insurance for the parade! If you have any questions, please call (530) 401-1035. Cynthia L. Haynes, Auburn Veterans Day event chairperson