Parade for the Veterans

November 11, 2013

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Veteran's Day - Fairhope AL
Fairhope kicked off the Veteran’s Day celebration on Saturday
with the annual Veteran’s Day parade.
Fairhope High School Band - parade
The nearly 200 member Fairhope High School Band led the way with patriotic tunes.
Fairhope High School Band
Fairhope High School’s Percussion section consistently places first place in contests along the Gulf Coast region and are always a favorite at parades.
Military vehicles were on proud display.

Fairhope Alabama Veteran's Day Parade

Troop 47, the oldest Boy Scout Troop in the State of Alabama participated as the official honor guard and even had a bicycle patrol.
Parades in Fairhope are such a great time to see good friends.
Military soldier salute
This group across the street caught my eye.
I went over and met the most adorable little girl whose Mother was in the Navy. Her Aunt had brought her to the parade along with the handsome soldier, who was a friend of the family.
Such a nice group of people, honoring the sacrifices of the men and women who have so bravely served our country.
Fairhope Intermediate School parade
Fairhope Intermediate School had a festive float, full of happy children.
The children in this car sang out at the top of their lungs throughout the entire parade. They performed an outstanding version of The Star Spangled Banner, better than many professionals. Later, I heard their version of Journey’s, “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Just awesome.
Fairhope Girl Scouts
We were happy to see so many Girl Scouts this year.
Veteran Gulf Shores Post 44
There were many Veterans in the crowd.
Many different organizations all came out on the beautiful autumn day to honor veterans from all wars.
Fairhope Police
Fairhope Police Chief Petties in one of our new Fairhope Police Department SUV’s.
Our outstanding Veteran of the Year, Jim Jeffries.
And our wonderful Mayor, Tim Kant.
Monday, November 11th, Fairhope will again honor Veterans at a sunset prayer service. The ceremony will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial in Henry George Park, overlooking Mobile Bay. Dr. Jerry Henry, from First Baptist Church will lead the service, and Taps will be played at sundown.
Happy Veteran’s Day to all those who served the
United States of America!

Click here to read a touching past story of local efforts in helping our valiant military personnel. 

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  1. I’ve often thought I’d love to live in Fairhope after reading your posts, and this one makes me know that it would be a pleasure to be a part of your city. I love all the faces you showed today, and I love their spirit and pride. God bless you all!

  2. Lovely town and parade. Thank you, Veterans everywhere…including my very own Marine. Thanks for these inspiring photographs, Hope.

  3. This was a great day for me and one that I will always remember. My Mom was a huge supporter of Veterans for many years. She was in Fairhope Health and Rehab the day of this parade which happens to be on the parade route. I was fortunate enough to have the day to take her and spend with her! Our family enjoyed the parade for many reasons – one being that my son and her oldest grandson was in the percussion section of the Fairhope band. Toward the end of the parade several vets came to visit with the Residents of Fairhope Health and Rehab and shook their hands. One gentleman in the parade came and spoke to them and told them of handicap facilities that were being installed so they could enjoy the bay! He was very proud of this accomplishment and being able to offer this. My Mom died unexpectedly the very next day, but I will always be grateful for this parade and this day.

    1. I’m so happy and honored to have known your Mom, and what a nice thing for her to have experienced such a happy day.

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