Fort Payne holds 2017 Veterans Day Parade (Photos)
November 11, 2017
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Fort Payne holds 2017 Veterans Day Parade (Photos)

PHOTO: The Fort Payne High School JROTC Battalion leads the way in yesterday’s annual parade to honor local Veterans held in Fort Payne. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)

By Staff Reports

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Yesterday, the City of Fort Payne held their annual “2017 Veterans Day Parade;” held in conjunction with Veteran’s Day to honor all those who have served in military.

The Fort Payne JROTC Battalion lead the way, and first responders, military veterans, veterans groups, and businesses participated in the parade down Gault Avenue. Here are a few pictures from the event: 

(Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)


Members of the 20th Special Forces Group of the Alabama National Guard delivers candy to bystanders. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)


The Northeast Alabama Marine Corps League makes their way down Gault Avenue. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)


The Geraldine Fire Department passes in front of the DeKalb Theatre. Several local departments took part in the parade, including Blake, Fort Payne Fire, the Rainsville Fire Department, and several others. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)


Twin City’s “Deuce and a half” ton truck travels down Gault to honor veterans, past and present. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)


A special shout out to Nathan Pope of Fort Payne who played an excellent rendition of Taps to start the parade! Nathan attended the parade every year with his Grandfather, who was a Veteran and passed away last June of Cancer. Sorry for your loss Nathan, and your Grandfather would have been very proud! (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)

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