Loyalty Day Parade renews patriotism in the community

Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m.—RUTLAND— The VFW 55th Loyalty Day Parade will take place on Sunday, May 5 in downtown Rutland. The parade starts at 2 p.m. sharp. The parade is dedicated to all the men and women who have, and are still serving, in all the military branches.

Marching will be military units such as VFW Post and American Legion Posts; VFW Post 648 Buddy Poppy Princess and Buddy Poppy King; high school bands; fire departments; Cairo Temple with all its units; old cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles; Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts; city, state and federal representatives; radio stations; and many more.

The parade marshal will be Andrea Borchlewicz. She will be driven by Steve Leach in his 1952 M38A1 Willys Jeep and M100 trailer, honoring all Vietnam and Cold War veterans.

Terry Jay and Michelle will be filling in for Sam Gorruso from Sam’s Good News. Stop by and say hello.

Prior to the parade, the VFW Post 648 Auxiliary invites everyone to the luncheon, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at the VFW, 15 Wales St., Rutland. At 4 p.m., DJ John Saltis will join the party. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 6-12, and free for kids under age 6.

All of the events are open to the public.

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