BBA announces plans for annual parade

Published 3:00 am Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Brundidge Business Association has announced that Max Thrash of Brundidge, a WWII veteran, will be the Grand Marshal of the city’s 2017 Independence Day Parade on Saturday, June 24 in downtown Brundidge.

Thrash fought with the U.S. Army in Normandy on D-Day. He was twice wounded during the war but looks back on his service to his country with great pride.

Delatha Mobley, BBA parade committee, said Independence Day Parade honors America, the veterans of all America’s wars and the men and women who are continuing the fight to uphold freedom in today’s world.

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“The Independence Day parade is a time to remember and honor those who have served and to celebrate the freedoms that we enjoy today,” Mobley said.

The BBA is accepting reservations for the annual patriot parade at 334-735-2179.

“The Independence Day Parade is an opportunity to show your American spirit in many ways,” Mobley said. “We have professional floats available for rent or you can enter a antique vehicle or a wagon or just walk and wave America’s flag – anything to salute America and the American spirit.”

Lineup for the parade will be at 8 a.m. at the Fort Wendell K. Taylor Nation Guard Armory. Walking units may join the parade from the parking lot of the former BB&T building on North Main Street. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. and follow a Main Street route.

On Friday night, June 23, the BBA and the Pike County Veterans Affairs Office will present a Salute to Veterans with special recognition to the Alabama National Guard 900th Maintenance Company. The time and place will be announced.