Countdown to Veterans Day Parade

by Emily Baird on August 31, 2010 at 6:36 am

The Zanesville community is already planning how to honor its veterans this November.

Veterans Council President, Bud Johnson, says he sent letters out to the community yesterday, asking for people’s involvement in the annual parade, and he’s already received four float entries, which is overwhelming.

"I know everybody in this county is touched by a veteran somewhere. Spend 30 minutes of your time and watch them, " says Johnson.

Johnson has been in charge of the parade over the past few years and tried to get more kids involved. He’s bringing back a favorite float from last year, "Your K9 Heroes," and he’s adding a new one to the mix, "Your Vietnam Veterans." So far, 47 Vietnam veterans have expressed interest in float, which will need two platforms to hold all the men and women.

The parade starts at Secrest Auditorium and travels up to Main Street before coming back.

"Last year, my first two units were back before my last five got off the block, " says Johnson.

There were more than 100 float in last year’s parade, and Johnson says he’s expecting that count to go up this year.