Paducah holds ceremony and parade for local veterans
PADUCAH- It takes a dedicated soul to serve in the military. That is why we thank all former and current service members on Veterans Day.
While Veterans Day is on Saturday, the city of Paducah held their ceremony and parade on Friday. Community leaders began with an Opening Ceremony at the Korean War Memorial on Dolly McNutt Plaza.
During the ceremony, Walter Eugene Lowrey has honored as the 2017 Distinguished Veteran and the parade’s grand marshal. Cynthia Stevenson Byrd was also presented the 2017 Patriot Award.
When the parade began after the ceremony, children watched marching bands and local veterans walk by. A fourth grade class from Lyon County Elementary School shouted their gratitude to each veteran in the parade. Lauren Daniels is in that class; and Veterans Day holds a special meaning for her. Lauren’s parents and grandparents are veterans. The nine-year-old girl helped report on the parade and interviewed her friends.
After the parade ended, Lauren and her class sang “God Bless the U.S.A.” for the Local 6 crew. They wanted to ensure every local veteran knows the class is grateful for their service to our country.
You can read about other local Veterans Day events around our area by clicking here.