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National Guard parade and ceremony

On Thursday, September 25 the local National Guard troops will be deployed for training and then to the Middle East.
Plans are being made for a special “sending off” on Wednesday, September 24.
At noon, a parade is planned to start at the Tyrone Armory and conclude at Gray-Veterans Field. Once at the field, a short ceremony will take place.
The 69 soldiers from Det. 1 Charlie Company 2-112th Infantry (SBCT) will be marching in the parade and participating in the ceremony.
The parade will travel down Tenth Street, onto Pennsylvania Avenue, onto 14th Street and 15th Street, then onto Hamilton Avenue and end at Gray-Veterans Field.
Once at the field, there will be a ceremony to honor the soldiers.
It should be noted that parade and ceremony organizers are asking all area veterans to join in for the ceremony at Gray-Veterans Field.
Veterans are asked to gather at the entrance to Gray Field off of Hamilton Avenue at noon, and someone will be there to direct them of what to do. The idea is for the veterans to form a column for the soldiers to walk through before entering onto the field.
Everyone in the community is also strongly encouraged to show their support, either by watching the parade or by attending the ceremony at the field.
Those attending the service at Gray-Veterans Field are asked to sit on the visitors side.