Veteran’s Day Parade – Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
Veteran’s Day History:
- Armistice ended fighting
- 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month
- “Armistice Day” declared
- 1938, made a legal holiday
- 1954, veteran’s of all wars
- Vets living or deceased
- parades, wreath layings
Sean Streicher talked to Chris Shirey, Eastern Shore Veteran’s Parade chair. The 3rd Annual Eastern Shore Veteran’s Day Parade is taking place this year.
Eastern Shore Veteran’s Day Parade:
- Saturday, November 14th
- Starts at 11 a.m. with the church bells
- Starts at Laurel Middle School
- Ends at North Laurel Elementary
Charles Paparella, WBOC News, talks about the battle flag in Wilmington, DE and why it is so important.
He explains that the flag then was not just a symbol as flags are now, it had a purpose back then. The beating the flag took represents what the people went through during the battle.
Paparella also sang the original version of the “Battle Hymn Of The Republic” and expressed that it is important to know the reality of history.
The flag will be shown how it is now on WBOC during “Echoes of Conflict”.