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Veterans Day Parade
November 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Honor those who have served during the Georgia Military College‘s 3rd Annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 9th at 1 PM to 3 PM.
This year’s parade will commemorate the 100th year of Veterans Day. The parade will travel through Dublin GA’s historic downtown and Bellevue districts beginning at Telfair Street/Hwy. 441, then left on Jefferson Street/Hwy. 19, left on Jackson Street/Hwy. 80 to Oak Street.
Line up begins at 11:00 AM and street closures begin about an hour prior.
Judging will begin at 12 PM.
1st place prize $150, 2nd place prize $100, 3rd place prize $75
Deadline: November 6th
Veterans Free, Motorcycles $10 each, Walking Group $20 each, Vehicles $30 each, Truck and Trailer $60 each.
Applications can be picked up and returned to Georgia Military College Dublin Campus located at 200 South Jefferson Street Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM.
Make checks payable to and mail/return entry forms to:
Georgia Military College
GMC 200 South Jefferson Street
Dublin, GA 31021
Attn: Veterans Day Parade
Find entry form HERE
History of Veterans Day
At the close of WWI or “The Great War”, the Allied Forces and Germany declared a temporary cessation of hostilities that went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, November 11th became a legally recognized holiday in 1938 and was known as Armistice Day, a day dedicated to the course of world peace through appropriate ceremonies and friendly relations with all peoples. Following WWII, which had required the greatest mobilization of American forces and the Korean War, the 83rd Congress amended the Act of 1938 in 1954 and November 11th became an official national holiday known as Veterans Day. President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first “Veterans Day Proclamation” which stated: “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.”