A pleasant morning greeting the City of Millington Veterans Parade Saturday morning. Several residents made their way to Navy Road to salute local veterans and say thank you. Many Millington Municipal School students participated in the parade from E.A. Harrold, Millington Central High School, Millington Middle School and Millington Elementary School.
Two MES Eagles in the parade were Aerhan Dunning and Alex Rael. Their family members came out in support and wanted to commemorate the day with photos. Sasha Flowers gathered up all the children, Adrian, Ericka, Brittany, Jamye, Audrey, Emma, Alizae, Izibell, Leana and Selena, for a photo.
“My niece and nephew are in the parade with the MES Eagles,” she noted. “We wanted to come out in support them. And we wanted to show the girls it’s important to honor our veterans. They’ve been doing all the time out the school.”
There were 45 total participants with more than 900 individuals showing up in the parade in Millington’s first Veterans Day parade in decades. The registered participants were MCHS NJROTC, VFW Post 7175, Cit of Millington, U.S. Military Veterans Motorcycle Club, American Legion (El Toro Taco and American Legion), U.S. Submarine Veterans, Combat Veterans Motorcycle, Memphis Belles Unit 151, Gene & Friends, George & Virginia Hamilton, Tipton County Veterans Council, Tanya Mabry, Gene Holmes, Henry McCurdy, Patriot Guard Riders, El Toro Taco (Elizabeth Hartley and Marion Nadrchal), Bob Booker, Veterans Bikers, Navy Wives Club, NSA Mid-South, Navy Personnel Command, U.S. Coast Guard, Automotive Pro Tek, Millington Transmission Tire and Brake, McFarland, VA Medical Center, Pack Troop Crew 285, Pack & Troop 135, Cub Scouts Pack 645, Leadership Millington 2015, Flag City Towing, Rural Metro Ambulance, Studio 75 Hair Salon, Miss Liberty, Hope for the Mid-South & 2014 MCHS Homecoming Queen Ashlee Bone, Reguladores Law Enforcement, E.A. Harrold Elementary School, Lighthouse Christian Academy, Tipton County Bulldogs Cheer, Millington Elementary School and MCHS Band.