Veterans Day Parade

Auburn icon never misses a good parade

If there is such a thing as an Auburn icon, Ralph Roper fits the bill. Husband, father, successful businessman, civic leader, community volunteer, 57-year Auburn resident, and just ...

Vietnam vets were overlooked

Hello! Auburn. I guess no one told the Auburn Journal the theme of the Nov. 11, 2009 Veterans Day Parade was “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans.” Because you sure failed them. You ...

Auburn showed great pride

I responded somewhat reluctantly to a recent invitation from John Knierim, a close friend and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Auburn, to ride on the lodge float in the Nov. 11 Vet ...

Veterans parade is not for supporters of communism

After the Veterans Day Parade I wrote a letter to the editor asking why the “communist supporters,” Veterans for Peace, were allowed in the parade (Journal online letters, No ...

Veterans Parade should promote peace message

Parade needs peace message It’s disappointing that the Veterans Day parade organizers were not open to the Veterans for Peace group participating in the parade. By trying to exc ...

Auburn Veterans Day Parade a moving, not-to-be-forgotten experience

Congratulations to the organizers and participants of the Veterans Day Parade this year! You did a wonderful job, and we loved it. Our hearts swelled with appreciation and pride t ...

Our View: Veterans’ scuffle rains on otherwise honorable parade

Veterans Day organizers made a wonderful statement this week when they honored local Japanese Americans who volunteered and fought valiantly for the U.S. Army during World War II. ...