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John I. Carney

Thoughts on the parade issue

Posted Friday, November 13, 2009, at 3:57 PM
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  • Excellent post!

    -- Posted by nathan.evans on Fri, Nov 13, 2009, at 6:35 PM
  • i thought it was a very sad parade- not much decoration or attendance. we go to church on wednesdays but i have 2 boys that are in boy scouts so we did not go to church but we attended the parade.

    -- Posted by jssg1975 on Sat, Nov 14, 2009, at 7:43 PM
  • Maybe we need to invite a band from another school. If our schools are just too busy, I'm sure other schools would like the opportunity. Especially if their local area has one on another day or maybe they're area doesn't have a parade. There should be no excuse next year not to have a band with all the uproar from this year!

    -- Posted by neighborhood mom on Sun, Nov 15, 2009, at 6:57 AM
  • Thanks for weighing in on this issue John. It is very sad that or schools chose not to participate and honor those who risked--and even gave their lives for our freedoms. What values are we passing on to our children?

    I come from a military family...my father, both grandfathers, two uncles...and now my youngest son who turned 18 has enlisted. I would hope that their service would mean something to those for whom they fought to protect.

    -- Posted by shawna.jones on Mon, Nov 16, 2009, at 1:02 AM
  • Excellent post, John. The veterans should be honored and not just on Veterans Day but it is their day of recognition. I hate the fact none of our county schools saw fit to attend the parade. But I don't want the people of Bedford County blaming the children of the bands, they were only doing as they were told. They do not make the decisions on where they play or where they don't.

    -- Posted by Dianatn on Mon, Nov 16, 2009, at 9:47 AM
  • John - Outstanding post! Thank you.

    -- Posted by Thom on Tue, Nov 17, 2009, at 12:27 AM
  • Veteran's Day to me and most veterans I believe feel honored that one day a year is set aside for honoring thier service.

    Since, it is a Federal Holiday I feel the congress or president should set aside the 2nd Saturday in November every year as the date for this celebration. I believe it would relieve the stress placed on many communities, in particular schools. I feel it should be a daytime parade so many can actually see the parade (hard to see at night) and more seniors and families could enjoy the festivities of the day together. Until this occurs every year that the day falls monday thru friday will present re-occuring headaches for all concerned.

    -- Posted by dipperdan on Wed, Nov 18, 2009, at 8:57 AM
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