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Route Changes for Veterans Day Parade

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On Monday, Nov. 11 the Bay County Board of County Commissioners, with assistance from the Bay County Veterans Council, will host Bay County's annual Veterans Day Parade in Panama City; however, this year the parade route has changed.

The parade, a tribute to military personnel, will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and West 13th Street and then proceed south on Harrison Avenue, turning right onto 11th Street. The parade will proceed west and pass in review in front of the Bay County Government Center, located at 840 W. 11th St., followed by a short ceremony.

Retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Bill Gobat will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. The ceremonies will also include a soloist, Panama City Pipes and Drums, and Mosley High School Marine Corps JROTC.

The agenda for the parade and following ceremony is as follows: 

  • Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at approximately 10:30 a.m. in front of the Bay County Government Center
  • Welcome by Bay County Commissioner George Gainer
  • Invocation by Father Roy Marien, priest of St. John Catholic Church of Panama City
  • National Anthem by Addie Hampton
  • Guest speaker TBD
  • Laying of the wreath
  • Taps performed by Stewart Corbin
  • Flyover by Tyndall Air Force Base (tentative)
  • Performance by the Panama City Pipes & Drums
  • Closing remarks by Bill Gobat
  • Benediction by Father Marien
  • Dismissal

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