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Millington gets jump-start on showing gratitude to Veterans

By Thomas Sellers Jr.

The City of Millington often shows appreciation for local veterans.

So having the 2016 City of Millington Veteran’s Day Parade a few days prior to Nov. 11 was fine with residents, participants and those who served. Dozens of participants made their way to Navy Road in Millington this past Saturday.

parade-0 parade-1 parade-2 parade-3 parade-4 parade-5 parade-6 parade-7 parade-9Several people from Millington to Mississippi lined the street to display gratitude to the veterans. Among the participants in the 2016 Parade were the members of the Millington Municipal Schools, E.A. Harrold, Millington Elementary, Millington Middle and Millington Central High School.

Members of the VFW Post 7175, American Legion and other military based civic organizations took to the parade route.

Others to participate in the Parade which started shortly after 10:30 a.m. were the MCHS NJROTC, antique military vehicles, Boy Scouts and motorcycle groups. A local Corvette club shined with some veterans behind the wheel. Couple of local businessmen and veterans in Jack Leonard and Larry Jackson rode the parade in a Corvette.

Shelby County Commissioner Terry Roland made an appearance with the parents of NFL player and Millington Football legend Alan Cross. Other notables in the parade were Millington Aldermen candidates Thomas McGhee and Jon Crisp.

Next up for the City of Millington will be the 2016 Millington Christmas Parade. That event is normally held the afternoon of the first Saturday in December.

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