This year’s Veterans Day Parade in Anderson County has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision to cancel the annual parade because of uncertainties related to the pandemic was made by the Clinton American Legion Post #172, in partnership with The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12051, AMVETS Post #2, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26, a press release said.
“With the COVID-19 concerns and issues throughout the county and within the schools, the American Legion membership felt, ‘due to safety of spectators and participants alike,’ it is best to forego the parade this year and plan for a bigger and better parade in 2021,” the press release said.
While this year’s parade has been canceled, discussions are under way to develop a program to celebrate Veterans Day and follow proper social-distancing restrictions and guidelines, the release said.
“The Anderson County Veterans Day Parade has grown a lot over the years, and many veterans and their families look forward to the event each year,” the press release said.
If you have questions or suggestions, call Leon Jaquet, Anderson County Director of Veterans Services, at (865) 556-0997 or at the Anderson County Veteran Service Office, (865) 463-6803, in the Anderson County Courthouse.