Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – The Town of Lexington is still planning on hosting its 18th Annual Lexington County Veteran's Parade. It is scheduled to take place Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, along Main Street and down a part of South Lake Drive to the Veteran’s Memorial.
This year’s parade grand marshal is Ken Peterson, a U.S. Army Veteran. He will lead a long parade that normally features a U.S. Army band, cadets from area schools’ JROTC programs, and lot of different units that highlight veterans while they ride on floats, in vehicles adorned with lots of red, white, and blue, and some even riding on motorcycles. In past years, there have also been military vehicles of all shapes and sizes. As they ride by, spectators along the route wave small American flags and shout, “Thank you,” to show their patriotic spirit.
The town wants everyone to come but reminds attendees that in accordance with CDC guidelines, parade-goers are encouraged to follow social distancing measures. They should also wear a mask in accordance with the Town of Lexington’s Mandatory Face Covering Ordinance.
Those interested in participating in the parade should contact Sharon Willis at email@example.com, or by calling (803) 785-1454. Applications for parade units are due by October 23rd.