GALLIPOLIS — A Veterans Day parade organized by the Gallia County Veterans Service Commission will be held in downtown Gallipolis this Sunday in honor of all local military veterans and to demonstrate community support for their service.
Parade participants will gather at 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 11 on Spruce Street between First and Second Avenue to form the parade order. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. the parade will proceed down Second Avenue and will end at the Doughboy Monument on First Avenue where a Veterans Day program will begin at 11 a.m.
This year’s guest speaker for the event is Michael A. Michalski.
Michalski has held numerous leadership positions in various veterans’ organizations and remains a strong advocate for those who have served.
He served his country in the United States Marine Corps for four years and completed two years of inactive service. In June 2000, Michalski was elected to the position of State Commander for the AMVETS Department of Ohio.
If the veterans service commission decides that weather will prevent the parade from occurring, the Veterans Day program will continue and will be moved to the Ariel Theatre where it will begin at 11 a.m. as scheduled.