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Springdale to host Veterans Day parade

Event Held In Springdale To Tie In With Concert

Posted: November 8, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Retired Sgt. Eugene Keister smiles May 30, 2011, during a Memorial Day ceremony at Fayetteville National Cemetery. Several hundred people attended the annual service that featured Rear Adm. Jerry R. Kelley as the keyote speaker.
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Retired Sgt. Eugene Keister smiles May 30, 2011, during a Memorial Day ceremony at Fayetteville National Cemetery. Several hundred people attended the annual service that featured Rear Adm. Jerry R. Kelley as the keyote speaker.

Eugene Keister landed in France with the U.S. Army’s 782nd tank battalion June 20, 1944, two weeks after D-Day. The Fayetteville native spent parts of the next 18 months in Czechoslovakia, Austria, Belgium and Germany.

At A Glance

Veterans Day Parade

The parade starts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and will run west along Emma Avenue in Springdale, starting at Community Park Drive and ending at Main Street. Area veterans, school bands, military units and the Highlander Bagpipers will be among those participating.

Starting at 1:30 p.m. there will be military educational exhibits on display at the A&M Railroad depot on Emma Avenue. Veterans will be on hand to meet and greet the public.

After the parade, at 4 p.m., a patriotic concert will be held at the First United Methodist Church at 206 W. Johnson Ave., a block north of Emma Avenue.

For more information visit nwaveteransday.org.

Source: Staff Report

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