Veterans Day Parade This Weekend

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Veterans Day Parade This Weekend Click to Enlarge Photo: Matt Demczyk (KNSI)

(KNSI) - The 11th annual St. Cloud Veterans Day Parade and Social is this weekend.

Sunday's parade starts at 1 p.m. and will make its way from the St. Cloud VA Hospital down the half mile route to Apollo High School.

An open house and social will be held in the Apollo commons afterward.

VA Public Affairs Officer Barry Venable says he hopes people come out to honor area veterans.

"Every year we have had plenty of folks marching. What we have not had is plenty of folks observing and cheering on the marchers."

He says he knows it’s a busy time for many families.

"I know it's the day after the deer opener, hopefully everybody has one hanging in the freezer by then, so come on out and say thank you to the veterans marching in the parade."

Since the event started in 2007, the parade has averaged around 25 entries and around 300 marchers a year.

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