Veterans Day Ceremonies in Paducah Today
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - The Paducah Parks & Recreation Department invites the public to attend the Veterans Day parade and other ceremonies on Monday. 
The dedication ceremony for the Global War on Terror Memorial on the Clark Street side of Dolly McNutt Plaza will start the day's events at 9:45 a.m. The memorial was unveiled to the public earlier this year on Memorial Day. 
The opening ceremony for the parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. at the Korean War Monument located on the 6th Street side of the plaza with a welcome by Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless and the invocation by Rev. Charles Uhlik. Paducah Ambassador and Vietnam veteran Robert Worden will serve as master of ceremonies.

Students who are winners of the Veterans Day essay contest organized by the Daughters of the American Revolution will be recognized at the opening ceremony. The Concord Elementary School Singsations will sing the National Anthem and a medley of patriotic music.

The opening ceremony also includes the recognition of two distinguished veterans who will serve as the parade’s grand marshals, and the presentation of this year's Patriot Award. The Patriot Award honors a non-veteran who dedicates his or her time to serving veterans and veteran causes in this community. 
The annual parade will begin at 11 a.m. at 6th and Washington Streets. It will travel along Washington Street until it turns right on 7th Street. It will then turn right on Broadway and head toward the riverfront.  At 2nd Street, it will turn left and disband in the parking lot adjacent to the Farmers' Market.  
The WKCTC Television Production Department will record the opening ceremonies and parade, set it to music, and televise it at a later time on Government 11 and Paducah-2 for Comcast subscribers.
Following the parade, the annual Veterans Day Grill-out will be held at noon at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1191 at 1727 Washington Street.  Veterans and the general public are welcome to attend.

Published 01:00 AM, Monday Nov. 12, 2018
Updated 08:37 PM, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018

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