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Nov. 9, 2010 at 5:09 a.m.
Updated Nov. 11, 2010 at 5:11 a.m.

IF YOU GOWHAT: Veterans Day Parade.

WHEN: 10 a.m.

WHERE: Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St.

WHAT'S IN PARADE?The line-up for the parade with place numbers of each unit is as follows:

Police car

Marine Corps League Color Guard

Air Force JROTC Color Guard

Banners of the Victoria County Veterans Council

V1-American Legion, Leon Zear Post 166

V2-American Legion, Post 166 Auxiliary

V3-CWV St. John's Post 1269

V4-CWV St. John's Post 1269 Auxiliary

V6-VFW Post 4146 Auxiliary

V7-DAV, Texas Chapter 169

V8-DAV Auxiliary

V9-Military Order of the World Wars, Crossroads Chapter

V10-EX-POW, Crossroads Chapter 1

V12-Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 898

V13-Korean War Veterans, Chapter 223

V14-Pearl Harbor Survivors Association

1-Victoria West HS Cheerleaders

2-Victoria West HS Band

3-Victoria West HS Dance Team

4-Air Force JROTC,VISD

5-Warriors Weekend

6-Miss Victoria Court

7-George Overton Stoner Camp 1000, SVC

8-Retama Manor South

9-Victoria East HS Dance Team

10-Victoria East HS Band

11-Victoria East Titans Cheerleaders

12-Victoria East HS eastatic hip hop team

13-Texas Veteran Commission

14-Victoria Model "A" Ford Club

15-Cub Scout Pack 364, OLV

16-Victoria County Retired Teachers Association

17-Victoria Veterans Service Officer

18-Patti Welder Dance & Drill Team

19-Patti Welder Band & Choir

20-Victoria Strutters, Debbie Green School

21-Texas Army National Guard

22-Victoria Boulevard Lions Club

23-Raisin VFD

24-Howell Middle School Band

25-Gold Wing Road Riders

26-Cade Middle School Bulldog Band

27-City of Victoria Environmental Service Department

28-Lone Tree VFD

29-Victoria County Republican Women's Club

30-Victoria Fire Department

31-American Red Cross

32-Antique Automobile Club of America

33-Cub Scout Pack 104, Vickers Elementary

34-Nazareth Academy Cheerleaders & Drill Team

35-Nazareth Academy Band

36-DAR, Guadalupe Victoria Chapter

37-Victoria County Senior Citizen Association

38-Victoria College Treasures Dance Team

39-Stroman Middle School Band

40-Stroman Middle School Pom-Pom Squad

41-Victoria Livestock Show Queen & Court

42-Texas Army National Guard

43-Cal-Com Federal Credit Union

44-US Postal Service

45-OLV Dance Team and Cheer Leaders

46-El Amin Shrine Fire Patrol

47-DeLeon Elementary Fifth Grade Choir

48-Knights of Columbus

49-Golden Crescent CASA

50-Texas Nursing & Rehabilitation

Victoria residents are gearing up to honor veterans on Thursday.

"It's in recognition of what they've done and what they're doing for us," Victoria County Veterans Council member Peter Riesz said. "These guys are putting their lives on the line every day for us, and we think it's important to remember that."

The veterans council organizes the Veterans Day events each year.

This year's Veterans Day celebration will begin with a flag blessing ceremony at 7:30 a.m. on the steps of the Victoria County Courthouse, 111 N. Glass Street.

The Rev. Stan De Boe, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, will bless the assembled flags.

Teams of veterans will then place the flags at 32 city and county cemeteries, Riesz said.

Those scheduled to march in the Veterans Day Parade will begin assembling at 8 a.m. There are 70 entries in the parade this year, Riesz said.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North Street.

The parade, complete with color guard, will go down North Street, turning right at Ben Wilson Street and return to the community center.

Parking will be available at Stroman Middle School.

The parade will be followed by the Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the community center.

State Rep. Geanie Morrison is scheduled to speak at the ceremony and Gary Moses will emcee the event, Riesz said.

Those attending the celebration will also hear the Toast of the Coast Barbershop Chorus perform the national anthem and other selected songs.

The Victoria West High School band is also scheduled to perform for the celebration.



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