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Millington’s Salute

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Cool weather did not keep the patriotic residents of Millington from attending the Veterans Day Parade and showing their support for our men and women in uniform.
Many spectators came prepared, with folding chairs and blankets so they could watch in comfort.
The parade started at 9 a.m. sharp.  More than 40 groups marched, rode, and drove in the parade.  The Millington Police Department and Millington Central High School started and ended the parade.
The first group, right after the police escort vehicle, was a color guard from Millington Central High School’s NJROTC program, with the battalion of cadets marching after them.
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, City 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.

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