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Veterans Day Activities – Parade Application


The 2016 Veterans Day Parade starts at 9:30 AM on November 11th at 10th & O Streets downtown. The parade will proceed down Needham to Graceada Park. After the parade, there will be a program at Graceada Park in Mancini Bowl at 10:45 AM. The parade and program in the park are organized by local veterans honoring and remembering veterans and active duty military. The parade will include military vehicles, marching bands, classic cars and 4 Grand Marshals from the Korean War. The family friendly program at Graceada Park will include tunes by the MJC Band, patriotic speeches by local leaders, and a 21-gun salute and taps on the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day. There is no parking in the parade staging area or along the parade route and within one block of Graceada Park; however there will be special disabled parking directly across Needham from the park. For an application to participate or for more information, call Becky Crow at 209-484-7166 or send an email to beckscrow@comcast.netbeckscrow@comcast.net>.

Dedication of the Stanislaus Veterans Center November 11th at 3:30 PM at Coffee & Sylvan. The Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County has partnered with the City of Modesto and Stanislaus County to build a one-stop service center for all of the veterans of the County. This unique partnership between a city, county and nonprofit to support veterans has only been done in a handful of places nationwide. The new center will feature a large banquet hall, conference center, Veterans Service Office, Area Agency on Aging, and the Community Services Agency. The program will feature speeches from local leaders, tours and light refreshments. For more information, contact Becky Crow, CEO Veterans Foundation of Stanislaus County at 209-484-7166.

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.