I would like to thank all the fine participants in the Veterans Day parade on Nov. 11. There were more than 100 vehicles. Ohio Avenue was lined with hundreds of people cheering the bands, the floats, the marching units and all the others who walked or drove along the parade route. I greatly appreciate each one who came out to see the parade.
Special thanks to the Smith-Cotton JROTC, our grand marshal, Ryan Pummill (2001 S-C graduate), the 40 & 8, the young people from St. Paul’s Christian School, Skyline and Heber-Hunt schools, the Smith-Cotton high school band as well as the junior high band, Wentworth Military Academy, the Elks, the Shriners, Whiteman Air Force Base, the U.S. Army and Army National Guard, the Army and Navy recruiters, various military vehicles, the Boy Scouts, the color guard from Legion Post 642, the Salvation Army, the D.A.R, the Harley-Davidson riders, Show-Me Christian Youth Home, the VFW Auxiliary, the clowns, the antique cars, the DARE car, the La Monte American Legion, the Sedalia Fire and Police departments, the Pettis County and Saline County sheriff’s departments, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Pettis County Fire Department, Pettis County Emergency Management Agency, Mayor Elaine Horn, KDRO, KSIS and the many businesses that took part by having vehicles in the parade.