FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
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Whitman Police and Fire Chiefs Invite Residents to 66th Annual Tri-Town Veterans Day Parade
WHITMAN — Police Chief Timothy Hanlon and Fire Chief Timothy Grenno would like to invite residents and families from Whitman, Abington and Rockland to attend the 66th Annual Tri-Town Veterans Day Parade.
Each year, the three communities alternate hosting the parade and this year Whitman will serve as the host town. The parade is being organized by the Whitman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 697.
“This tradition has been going on for nearly 70 years and each town takes tremendous pride when it is their turn to host the Veterans Day Parade,” Chief Hanlon said. “The organizers have put in a lot of hard work to plan this year’s event in Whitman and we hope to see a large turnout and a lot of flags waving to show our veterans how much we support them.”
Monday, Nov. 11 beginning at 10 a.m.
The parade will begin on South Avenue, at Colebrook Boulevard, and will travel down South Avenue to Washington Street. The procession will turn right on Washington Street and will continue down the road and then turn right onto Park Avenue. The parade will then bear left onto Essex Street, go past the Whitman Public Safety building, and will end outside of the Whitman VFW at 95 Essex St.
The parade will feature police, fire and veteran groups from Whitman, Rockland and Abington. In addition, local color guards, school groups, youth groups and town officials will be participating in the procession.
Families can enjoy marching band performances, floats, antique cars and fire engines, horses and special groups of cars and trucks as the parade makes its way through downtown Whitman.
“We look forward to honoring our local veterans and all of those military members who have proudly served our country,” Chief Grenno said. “We have a lot of veterans in our three communities and it is an honor for the members of our department to take part in this tradition each year.”