SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Organizers of this annual Veterans Day parade said they felt it was vital to have this parade somehow somewhere.
The streets of Port Wentworth were smaller than the usual route in Savannah. So were the crowds, safely spaced on either side of the street. But the feelings of pride and patriotism remained just as big.
“I certainly want to thank the mayor, aldermen, and city council of Port Wentworth and Joe Higgins, our boss at the Veterans Council, for letting us come out here and have this beautiful parade,” Chatham County Veteran of the Year Jimmy Ray said.
The parade serves as one of the largest gatherings of the year for veterans in the community to honor their service and share the bond brought from serving your country.
“Veterans have each other’s backs. It doesn’t matter what branch of the military you served or whether you were officer or enlisted, they’re here for each other,” 2020 Grand Marshal Chrissie Gibson said.
They say they’re already looking forward to and planning next year’s parade with all the usual crowds and scope.