Saturday, August 6, 2011

Old Soldiers Day Parade 59th yr

59th Old Soldier's Day Parade
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Held Every Year on the First Saturday in August

The following article released on:
Friday, July 15, 2011 2:15 PM


“My Flag, My Country: Worth Fighting For”

The American Legion Post 201 and City of Alpharetta will present the 59th Annual Old Soldiers Day Parade on Saturday, August 6, 2011. This year’s parade theme is “My Flag, My Country: Worth Fighting For” recognizing the living memory of All Veterans of All Wars. The 59th annual parade will be dedicated to the Tenth Anniversary and memory of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on 9/11/2001.

The event begins at City Hall at 9:15 am with a performance by the Alpharetta City Band, followed by a special program at 10 am with introduction of guests. This patriotic summer parade begins around 10:30 am, starting at City Hall (2 South Main Street), turning west on Old Milton Parkway and ending at the American Legion Post 201 at Wills Road.

The Grand Marshall and Keynote Speaker at the 2011 parade is Brian Stann, a US Naval Academy Graduate who served two tours of duty in Iraq. As a Marine Corps Infantry Officer, he was awarded the Silver Star for “Gallantry in Action.” Raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, he now resides in Johns Creek with his Wife Teressa and two young daughters.

USMC LT Brian Stann

Iwo Jima

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