Veteran's day to be celebrated early in Jonesboro - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Veteran's day to be celebrated early in Jonesboro

By Keith Boles - bio | email feedback

CITY, STATE (KAIT) -The Craighead County Veterans Monument Foundation has moved it's normal Veterans observance to November 6 and 7.

The vigil at the doughboy statue at the county courthouse will start at 11 am on November 6th. An honor guard from local JRROTC programs will be on duty.

The Veterans Day Parade will commence at 10 am on November 7th starting with line up at 8:30 down by the old Baptist Church location.

Festivities will conclude with the annual Military Ball to be held at the ASU armory beginning at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $10 per couple.

The reason for all these changes is so that the members of the 875th who are leaving for more training shortly before the real Veterans day can take part and be honored by the celebration.

The 875th is headed for Afghanistan in the first part of 2010.

Danny Honnoll the parade chairman says this is the largest Veterans day parade in years and all are welcome to take part including WW2 vets who need to ride in the parade and be recognized for their sacrifices.

©2009 KAIT
A
ll rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • 2.5 magnitude quake reported in SEMO

    2.5 magnitude quake reported in SEMO

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-06-19 19:22:01 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-06-19 19:24:43 GMT
    The quake was centered about 5 miles southeast of Marston, MO. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)The quake was centered about 5 miles southeast of Marston, MO. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)
    The quake was centered about 5 miles southeast of Marston, MO. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)The quake was centered about 5 miles southeast of Marston, MO. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey)

    A 2.5 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of Region 8 Tuesday.

    A 2.5 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of Region 8 Tuesday.

  • breaking

    Highway closed for structure fire

    Highway closed for structure fire

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-06-19 18:49:45 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:56 PM EDT2018-06-19 18:56:16 GMT

    A highway in Independence County is closed as fire crews work to put out a structure fire.

    A highway in Independence County is closed as fire crews work to put out a structure fire.

  • #1 reason for crashes in Jonesboro: Following too closely

    #1 reason for crashes in Jonesboro: Following too closely

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:29 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:29:22 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:09 PM EDT2018-06-19 18:09:45 GMT
    This map depicts the location of traffic accidents by severity. (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.)This map depicts the location of traffic accidents by severity. (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.)
    This map depicts the location of traffic accidents by severity. (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.)This map depicts the location of traffic accidents by severity. (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.)

    During the month of May, Jonesboro police responded to 271 traffic accidents. The number one cause of those crashes: following too closely.

    During the month of May, Jonesboro police responded to 271 traffic accidents. The number one cause of those crashes: following too closely.

Powered by Frankly