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Lyons planning first Veterans Day parade

TOOMBS CO., GA (WTOC) -

A parade in downtown Lyons Saturday will honor the community’s veterans.

Veterans in Toombs County will step off around City Hall at 11 a.m. for the community’s first ever parade to observe Veterans Day.

Organizers say it's an honor long overdue.

“Our local veterans service office, Debbie, attended a parade one year ago in North Georgia and said if this little town can have a parade, why can't we?” said Lee Burton, American Legion Post 97.

More than 2,000 veterans live in Lyons, Vidalia, or Toombs County. They make up a tenth of the population here, and across Georgia.

“Chances are somebody you know, a friend, a family member, a neighbor is a veteran. He hopes it reminds the community of what veterans have done plus,” said Burton. “I hope it shows the WWII Veterans that we haven't forgotten them. I hope it gives the Korean and Vietnam Veterans a welcome home when they didn't get one back then.”

And show younger veterans their patriotic connection.

They'll start at City Hall and go into downtown Lyons, turn south on U.S. 1 and head to Partin Park.

Burton says it's a small token to show gratitude for those who served.

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