BUCKHANNON — The City of Buckhannon welcomed back the Veterans Day Parade Thursday morning after the annual event was sadly canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Veterans of multiple eras were in attendance and marching bands from Buckhannon-Upshur High School and West Virginia Wesleyan College provided entertainment. Line up started at 8:30 a.m. by the Gibson Library and the parade began to make its way through the streets of Buckhannon at 9 a.m. Citizens lined the streets to give thanks to the military service members who fought for their freedom.
The parade ended at Jawbone Park where a ceremony was held by city officials and groups continued their performances. Taps for Veterans member Michael Wilson also sounded the 24 notes of Taps for the community.
Mayor Robbie Skinner proudly stated, “Thank you for your service, thank you for preserving our tradition, and thank you for your continued service to this community. May God continue to bless our beautiful City of Buckhannon, the great state of West Virginia, and above all else, the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave—The United States of America.”
Thank you to all veterans who have and continue to protect and serve our country!