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Members of the Vanden High School Air Force JROTC march down Texas Street during the 2011 Veterans Day parade in downtown Fairfield. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic file 2011)


Fairfield to honor vets Sunday with ceremony, parade

By From page A3 | November 08, 2012

FAIRFIELD — Brig. Gen. Jay Flournoy, commander of the 349th Air Mobility Wing, will lead this year’s Veterans Day parade through downtown Fairfield when Fairfield and Suisun City honor veterans Sunday.

About 70 floats, car clubs, marching bands and equestrian units are expected to make up the parade, which kicks off at 12:30 p.m. on Kentucky Street near Fairfield City Hall and then turns onto Great Jones Street before heading east along Texas Street. There is also a fly-over by a Travis aircraft expected, according to organizers.

A Veterans Day Commemoration ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Willow Hall in the Fairfield Community Center at 1000 Kentucky St. with music provided by the Alive Music Orchestra, a POW/MIA ceremony conducted by the Travis Air Force Base Honor Guard and the keynote address by the Rev. John Harris of Liberty Christian Center.

One of the parade’s sponsors, Mike’s Auto Body, will have a car in the parade, which the company has refurbished and will present to a Blue Star Mother later in the day. Mike’s has had a longstanding program to present a car full of gifts at Christmas time to a deserving family, but is presenting the car on Veterans Day as part of the company’s participation in the parade.

For more information about the Veterans Day parade, call 422-0103 or go to www.fairfieldmainstreet.com.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ithompsondr.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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