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Hundreds turn out for Utica Veteran’s Day Parade

Posted by wlpo on November 9, 2009

Organizers of the 3rd annual Utica Veteran’s Day Parade and memorial ceremony couldn’t have picked better weather for their event.

          Hundreds lined downtown Utica Sunday to cheer dozen’s of military units and look up in the sky at military fly-overs.  After the parade, many headed over to Danny Carey Memorial Park for a ceremony that featured a handful of guest speakers including former Illinois Veteran’s Affairs Director Tammy Duckworth.  Duckworth now works in the Obama administration and promised that every veteran would get the treatment they need.

          Other speakers included the American Legion State Commander Bill Flanagan, VFW State Commander Jules Spindler and State Representative Frank Mautino.

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