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Thomasville's Veterans Day Parade needs more entries

The Veterans Day Parade is returning to Thomasville this year. (Source:WALB) The Veterans Day Parade is returning to Thomasville this year. (Source:WALB)
Organizers are looking for more units for this year's parade. (Source:WALB) Organizers are looking for more units for this year's parade. (Source:WALB)
Bonnie Hayes (Source:WALB) Bonnie Hayes (Source:WALB)
The parade will move down Broad Street on Friday, November 11, 2016. (Source:WALB) The parade will move down Broad Street on Friday, November 11, 2016. (Source:WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

The City of Thomasville is partnering with area Veterans groups to bring back the Veterans Day Parade.

The parade is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016, along Broad Street.

Right now, organizers are busy trying to find units to be in this year’s parade.

Thomasville’s Tourism Director Bonnie Hayes is part of the parade’s leadership.

Hayes told WALB News 10 that it takes a lot of work to put on a parade, so the city is happy to help area Veterans.

Organizers already have a handful of participants, but they would like to see more for this year’s parade.

“We’re just calling out to other people that are interested, because we would really like a full, robust parade here in downtown,” Hayes said.

They need military members on floats, riding in cars, or just walking and waving to the crowd.

Those interested can contact Hayes by calling the Visitors Center at (229) 228-7977 or by emailing her at bonnie.hayes@thomasville.org.

Hayes said that Georgia’s Rose City is rich in military history.

“You can’t go anywhere in this town and not work with a Veteran, go to church with a Veteran, live next to a Veteran, and we support them any way we can,” Hayes said.

If this year’s parade turns out to be a success, organizers would like to make the Veterans Day Parade an annual event.

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