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Veterans Day Parade

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The application for participating in the 2022 Claremore Veterans Day Parade is now available. The earlier you submit your application, the earlier in the parade you may be. You can pick one up at MSM-Payne Funeral Service, JM Davis Gun Museum, or Joe Ronnie Hooper Memorial VFW in Claremore. It can also be downloaded from the parade website at www.ClaremoreVetsParade.com.

High school bands, motorcycles, military units, church groups, Claremore Veterans Center, and more are all gearing up for the Claremore Veterans Day Parade on November 11. Beginning at exactly 11:11 a.m. at the Expo Center, the parade will march down Will Rogers Blvd., finishing up at the First Baptist Church parking lot.

Sponsored by MSM-Payne Funeral Service, The Gun Museum, Masterpiece Imaging, and Claremore’s J.R. Hooper VFW, the parade is sure to be the biggest ever.

Veterans Day is kicked off with the annual Flag Retirement Ceremony, this year set to be held at 9 a.m. at McKinney-Montgomery American Legion on Highway 88 in Claremore. The Claremore High School JrROTC will be providing the honors.

This year’s Grand Marshal is Bill Parker, one of the heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, in the first wave. At 98 years old, Bill is still going strong.

Bill Parker was born November 1, 1924. He was in the 116th Inf. 29 Division. His unit landed on D-day June 6 on Omaha Beach {Easy Green Section}. He was the first man out of the first wave. The 116th had 96 percent KIA or wounded. Bill has two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksman Badge, and many more. He received the French Legion of Honor 2022. Bill fought all through way through France, Belgium, and into Germany.

After the parade, a Thanksgiving luncheon will be held at the McKinney-Montgomery American Legion on Highway 88 for all Veterans and their families. This luncheon is provided at no cost, and is provided by the cooperation of the VFW, American Legion, and the Rogers County DAV. Every Veterans Day, the groups take great pride in feeding about 300 people. Turkey, ham, traditional dressing, green beans, salad, mashed potatoes and gravy and a host of desserts will all be available. The Claremore Veterans Center Veterans always are there to enjoy the food, camaraderie, and the people. Stop by and say hello.

If you would like more information, contact parade coordinator Candy at 918.829.9668.


November 11
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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