Veterans, families of those who served asked to walk in parade

The call is going out to all members of the 105th Calvary and soldiers of the 2/127th Infantry, as well as all who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan to be recognized during the annual Labor Day Parade on Sept. 5. The walk is recognition of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9-11-01 and the five year anniversary of the Merrill and Antigo members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s return from serving in Iraq.

Organizers are hoping for a large turnout, and have secured the help of Chism Trail Ranch to provide horses for many of the Calvary veterans to ride.

In addition, any other veterans of the two recent wars are also invited to take part. All are asked to wear ACU’s if possible.

If you have a family member currently serving, you can take part by carrying a photo of your soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or Coast Guardsman.

“We would like to be able to represent all of our military families to our community,” said organizer Tracy Jopek. “This is an important anniversary of the great loss of life that took part on 9-11 and the events that have taken place since that time.”

Participants are asked to line up for the parade at 9 a.m. across from the T.B. Scott Library.

For more information, contact Jopek at 715-536-0540.

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