Local World War II veterans named Grand Marshals of the Christmas Parade

November 6, 2019 | 7:37 am

Updated November 6, 2019 | 7:41 am

File photo courtesy of Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade.

The Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade Association, a volunteer group of Owensboro citizens who produce the annual parade, has announced Daviess County World War II veterans will lead the 2019 parade.

“Every day, memories of World War ll disappear all around us in Daviess County,” a press release from the association said. “Yielding to the inalterable process of aging, the men and women who fought and won the great conflict are now in their 90s and leaving us quickly according to US Department of Veterans Affairs statistics.Honoring the 20th century veterans’ sacrifice during the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy before they pass from the scene is at the heart of the committee’s decision to name these heroes as the 2019 Grand Marshals of the 2019 Owensboro Daviess County Christmas Parade.”

The theme for this year’s parade is “Christmas Memories.” The public is invited to watch the parade on Nov. 23 along Second Street from Pearl Street to Locust Street in downtown Owensboro. Nearly 100 floats and other entries will follow the tradition of opening the holiday season on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, thus making Owensboro “where Kentucky starts Christmas,” according to the parade committee.

For those attending this year’s parade, please note that the Fire Marshal has reminded the community that no fire pits or outside heating sources are allowed along the parade route.

Find out more about the Owensboro Christmas Parade at christmasparade.net, Facebook and Twitter.

November 6, 2019 | 7:37 am

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