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2019 Veteran’s Day Parade Moapa Valley
November 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Veteran’s Day celebration is an annual tradition of the Moapa Valley community. This year’s parade will take place on Monday, November 11 and it promises to continue the long-held community observance of patriotism and community spirit.
The parade will begin promptly at 10:00 am and its route will be similar to that of years past. Staging will begin around 8:30 am and the staging area will be near the Moapa Valley Library. The parade will proceed south along Moapa Valley Boulevard to Perkins Street near Lin’s Market.
The parade will be led by a color guard made up of local veterans. There will also be a float to carry any veterans who would like to participate. Veterans who would like to ride on the float can assemble outside the library prior to the start of the parade.
Entries into the parade are being accepted all the way up until 5 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Entry forms can be dropped off at the Front Porch Flower and Gift Shop during normal business hours.
Late applications will be accepted up until the day before the parade. But late applicants may not be guaranteed a preferred placement in the parade.
All local Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and their leaders can join in marching in the parade. Scouts can meet at the Overton library at 9:45 am. They should wear their scout uniforms and bring flags to march in the parade. Any questions about the Scout entry can be directed to Lorraine O’Dell at 702-397-6799.
Following the parade, the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Veteran’s Day picnic in the nearby Overton Park. The Chamber will be serving hamburgers grilled by the Moapa Valley Rotary Club, along with hamburger fixings and other side items donated by local businesses.
This year, management of the parade has handed down from Overton veteran Dennis Vance to new American Legion commander Darrell Moffatt. Moffatt served in the U.S. Marine Corps between 2010-2013.
“The local American Legion chapter is in a rebuilding status right now,” Moffatt said. “We are trying to build up our membership again as well as our community status. We invite all veterans, young and old, to sign up and help us help out in the community.”