Marchers sought for 50th Loyalty parade in Rutland
for Loyalty Parade
Organizers are seeking groups interested in marching in the 50th annual Loyalty Day Parade in Rutland.
The parade began in 1963 as a response to the military parades started in the Soviet Union in the 1950s.
But more than 20 years after the Cold War ended, the parade continues in Rutland with its annual mix of veterans, military units, emergency responders, school bands and more.
Parade organizers mailed invitations to some groups earlier this winter. But anyone interested in joining can call Kip Young at 773-3571 or Ron Fairbanks at 558-3965 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The deadline is April 5.
To mark the half-century anniversary, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 648 in Rutland has dedicated the parade this year to all the men and women who have served and are serving in the military.