Vets Viewpoint: Starting to plan the Veterans Day parade

On March 1, the Douglas County Veterans Day Parade Committee will begin planning for the 2017 Veterans Day Parade. The annual event is one of two major parades in Douglas County; the other being the Reedsport Memorial Weekend Parade, which is also in the planning stages. These parades bring together local service clubs, organizations, bands, businesses and citizens for an event everyone can enjoy.

Now is the time to start figuring out how you’d like to participate. Volunteers are always appreciated, entries are always in demand and spectators are always welcome. Don’t have a vehicle or float? Walk the route and wave a flag. Seeing everyone lining the streets, the children waving and people clapping, is an experience you won’t soon forget.