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Tomorrow is Veterans Day. From cleveland.com:
Cleveland's Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday, November 11, will be a salute to Vietnam veterans, stepping off at 9:30 a.m. in front of City Hall, 601 Lakeside Avenue.
Paul Tuggey, parade coordinator, said the salute is a way of making amends for the lack of recognition many Vietnam veterans encountered after coming home from the war.
"It was not a good time," Tuggey said. "This year is an opportunity to say thank you to those guys properly."
This year's choice for parade marshal reflects that era of military service, with local architect Anthony Paskevich Jr. filling that role.
Paskevich, a Marine helicopter pilot during the war in Vietnam, was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism during combat in 1969, an honor second only to the Medal of Honor.
Parade participants will assemble from 8:30-9:15 a.m. then march east on Lakeside Avenue to East Ninth Street, south to Superior Avenue, west to West Mall Drive, and north to Lakeside and City Hall.
For more details, parade map, and info, go here.
For a list of businesses offering free goods and services to vets, go here.
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