Hartselle Veterans Day parade to change venues
The 10th annual Veterans Day parade will change venues for this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which historically runs down Main Street after beginning at the Depot, will be held Nov. 7.
“Due to COVID-19, Mayor Randy Garrison suggested we make a change to the veterans parade this year to keep the participants safe and comply with the governor’s mandate,” event organizer Lee Greene explained.
Greene said the parade route will run from the south parking lot of Hartselle Junior High School to J.P. Cain stadium, go around the track and then return to its point of origin.
The parade will begin with a patriotic event at 10 a.m. before commencing the route at 11 a.m. This year Dan Copeland, U.S. Marine Corps, will speak. Greene said Copeland will talk about transitioning from active duty to civilian life in Hartselle.
“This is a major deviation from the normal event, but there will be plenty of seating to stay safely distant,” Greene said.