Put your marching boots on because it is time once again for Ripley’s 2nd Annual Veteran’s Parade.

Last year, the grand marshals of the parade were World War II veterans. This year the Grand Marshals will be Korean War veterans.


Put your marching boots on because it is time once again for Ripley’s 2nd Annual Veteran’s Parade.
Last year, the grand marshals of the parade were World War II veterans. This year the Grand Marshals will be Korean War veterans.
Said Ripley Mayor Carolyn Rader, “We have called them to ask if they wanted to be in the parade. If anyone knows of a veteran of the Korean War we would like to include as many as we can. The parade will be held on November 11 and an announcer will call out the names of the veterans as they pass by.
She also went on to say that the Ripley High School Marching Band would participate in the parade, along with a riderless horse and a replica of a bamboo P.O.W.  cell in which so many men had been confined.
Rader stated the parade would disband at the Courthouse lawn.
“This is so that people can stay for our Veteran Services,” said Rader.
The mayor also has plans to have a special Little Patriot Parade. The children’sparade would begin at 7 p.m. and start at the city building. Twirlers, midget sports teams, gymnastics and children of military personnel, church groups boy/girl scouts cam be the parade. Children must be Pre-K through eighth grade.
“This is truly a little Patriot parade,” said the mayor, “We encourage children to bring a flash light and wear the necklaces that glow.”
The dead line for entries and let the mayor know what vets and children will participate in the parade is November 1.  For more information call the Ripley city building at (304) 372-3482.