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Athens County Honors Its Veterans< < Back to
Locals spent Friday morning honoring those that are currently serving and the veterans that that have gone before them.
High school marching bands, including Athens, Federal-Hocking & Alexander serenaded the crowds throughout the route. This year the parade started at Morris Avenue cut to State Street turned up Carpenter then marched on Court Street and ended with a ceremony at the Civil War Monument on College Green.
Veterans and current servicemen and women heard “Thank yous” claps and cheers.
Pam Winning-Robinson attended the parade as a way of paying homage to her father, Tom Winning, Senior, and those like him, “My father was a WWII veteran and it’s just instilled in me to honor and respect those that served. We have our freedom because of them. And it’s just right to come pay respect back to ’em.”
The mayor also read a proclamation declaring Veterans Day in the city of Athens.