Veterans urged to register for Memorial Day parade

Time is running out for Haywood County veterans to register to participate in the Memorial Day Parade.

The Memorial Day Parade to honor veterans will be held at 11 a.m., May 28, in downtown Waynesville.  The parade will feature National Guard and Reserve Units, the 440th Army National Guard Band from Raleigh, a color guard and veterans’ organizations in Haywood County. ROTC units from Pisgah and Tuscola High Schools are scheduled to participate.  

This year, an application will need to be filled out for parade entries, so that each entry can receive a line up number. Individual veterans do not need to fill out an application, but please call the Veterans Office to be placed on a list for walkers and riders.

Veterans have the option of walking or riding on a float during the parade. In addition, veterans who want to ride a motorcycle may call the Veterans Services Office and fill out a parade application. All vehicles, other than military and public safety vehicles, must be marked with placards or signs on both sides or the front and back to identify the groups, individuals or units participating.

Following the parade, there will be a ceremony on the front steps of the Haywood County Courthouse, located at 215 N. Main Street in Waynesville.

828.734.1525 or 828.452.6634.

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