The public is invited to celebrate and cheer on local veterans at Randolph’s third annual Veterans Appreciation Day.
Attendees are asked to help thank the brave men and women who have served the country by wearing red, white and blue, wave an American flag, create a banner or just stand by the curb and cheer.
This event, hosted by Randolph Area Community Development Corporation (RACDC), will be held Saturday, Aug. 11.
The day begins at 10:30 a.m. with a parade along Main Street, turning left onto Bank Street and then left onto Jamestown Street and concluding at the Randolph American Legion.
All veterans — either local, from the surrounding area or visiting — are welcome to march in the parade. Any veteran who has served or is currently serving is encouraged to participate.
Those who have family members that are veterans who may be deceased, killed in action, currently on active duty or are otherwise unable to attend the parade are encouraged to bring an 8×10 photo of the veteran and march alongside local veterans in the parade.
Parade lineup will begin at 10 a.m. at the 7-Eleven parking lot. Floats are welcome to participate. No fire trucks or emergency vehicles. Wagons and trailers will be available for those unable to walk the parade route.
Any veteran that is unable to walk the parade route should contact RACDC Director, Deb Miller at by Aug. 4.
A picnic lunch will be served to all veterans immediately following the parade at the Randolph American Legion. Donations are being accepted for the picnic. If interested in donating, please contact the RACDC.