Armed Forces Day 2017

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20 May 2017

The longest parade in the U.S. for Armed Forces Day is Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Here’s what’s planned for this year’s extravaganza…….

Hamilton County and the Chattanooga Area Veterans Council will sponsor the 68th annual Armed Forces Day parade and luncheon on Friday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Chattanooga.

The parade highlights a different branch of service every year, with the Air Force featured on Friday. The parade will begin with a flyover of two F-16s piloted by Lt. Col. Dave Snodgrass and Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee.

A small peek at 2016

Scobee, son of Chattanooga resident June Scobee Rodgers, is a command pilot with more than 3,800 flight hours, including 248 combat hours. He is the 10th Air Force commander, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base.

His command includes all fighter, bomber, special operations, rescue, airborne warning and control, fighter and bomber flying-training missions, combat air operations battle staff, remotely piloted aircraft, space and cyber units in the Air Force Reserve CommaTwo Air Force veterans will serve as parade marshals: Jack Rolfson, a WWII B-17 pilot, and Eugene Parrott, a fighter pilot in the Korean War.

Another special guest will be Lt. General Arnold W. Bunch Jr., military deputy for the Office of the Assistant Air Force Secretary for Acquisition at the Defense Department.

Gen. Richard Scobee June 10, 2014.

Lt. General Bunch

For more information, visit the parade’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/chattafparade/ or the Chattanooga Area Veterans Council at http://chattareaveterans.com.

Do you or your area have plans for the day?

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Personal Note # 1 –

Branden Charters needs help with having flowers put on every veteran’s gravesite for Memorial Day.  Find ways to help HERE.

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Personal Note # 2 –

Our fellow blogger, Jacqui Murray, writer, teacher and mother of two currently active serving children in the military has now published her second novel, Twenty Four Days.  Check it out HERE with a sample chapter!

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Military Humor –

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Farewell Salutes – 

Paul Adams – Lincoln, NE; US Army Air Corps, WWII, ETO, 332nd Fighter Group, pilot (Ret.)

Robert Atwater – Elmira, NY; US Navy, WWII, SeaBees

Marino DiChiara – brn: ITL; US Army, WWII

Barbara Grooters – Grand Rapids, MI; US Navy WAVES, WWII

David Herrington – Baxley, GA; US Army, WWII

Kermit Miller – Lehighton, PA; US Navy, WWII, Radarman 3rd Class

Bob Price Sr. – St Louis, MO; US Navy, WWII & Korea

Dewey Stephenson – Waterboro, ME; US Navy, WWII / US Army, Korea, 187th RCT

Daniel Stewart – Fort Wayne, IN; US Army, WWII

John Zilar – Denver, CO; US Air Force, machinist

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on May 20, 2017, in Current News, Home Front, Korean War, Uncategorized, Vietnam, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 49 Comments.

  1. Great post and shout out! I’m a little late sorry! I’m catching up.

    The Cardio…you’re doing it wrong cartoon cracked. me. up! That’s how I’d do it. Whadda mean that’s wrong!? “)

    Hope you have a lovely week-end, and Thank you for sharing all these stories of these unsung Heroes!

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    • Just happy to see you here now. I try to put something in here for everyone and you’re not the only one who has been the cardio wrong! haha
      You thank me each time you shake the hand of a veteran!

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  2. Our Armed Services are in my thoughts and prayers. 🙂

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  3. I always enjoy parades. The Chattanooga parade sounds amazing.

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  4. A big salute to you, GP, for posting this! Those who serve in our military deserve our sincere thanks for their service, all the more so after 8 years of neglect and abuse from the previous administration.

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  5. Hope everybody enjoyed it! Love a parade!

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  6. As well as veterans day, there is the parade of the military! I don’t know 😀

    In an officer fighting at the risk of life for own country, the citizen must not forget what has been happened.
    While we sleep in a house, the officer is fight for the peace of the country.

    And they lose a body or his(her) heart that with no physical defects and go back to own country.

    I ‘m nurse, So, I am against war to make a healthy person sick injured.
    To live longevity with healthy to all people is, the wish of the nurse

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  7. GP, sounds as if it was a wonderful parade. More cities should honor our military that way. Many years ago our city in CT celebrated the military in a Loyalty Day Parade. I was honored to be the crowned queen representing the Marines. Very exciting! Christine

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  8. As always, thanks for you recognition, G. On another note, our son-in-law’s brother Clint is about to take over as the commander of Fort Benning. –Curt

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  9. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    My thanks and appreciation to all who are serving and have served. May God bless you all.

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  10. Man! I wish I could have been there. Thanks for the glimpse.

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  11. Once again, you’ve done a great job honoring our warriors. Thank you, GP.

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    • Thank you, but I was excited to see yours! Great job picking those videos! I hope my personal comment # 2 on the post brings some readers to your new book, that would be terrific!!

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  12. House of Heart

    I would love to be there!

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  13. Look like they will have a great day, GP
    I like today’s humour too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  14. That sounds like it’s going to be quite a parade 🙂

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  15. Wow, two on your list this week – how nice of you!

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