July 23, 2024

OTTAWA — The annual Ottawa Veterans Dday weekend begins Friday night with a popular feature – the Field of Flags at Forest Park. The ceremony begins shortly after 6 p.m. Friday and will include patriotic songs by fifth graders and a talk by parade grand marshal Gary Ross, said Roy Dunn, one of the weekend’s organizers. About 600 flags will be on display through Nov. 11, Dunn said. If you’ve bought a flag earlier, you can bring it down and it will be included. Flags will also be on sale for $30, complete with flagpole, he said. Saturday’s parade will begin at 10:45 a.m. and includes bands, floats, motorcyclists and re-enactors. The parade goes from City Park up Main Street to Forest Park. It will halt briefly at the Franklin County Veterans Memorial at Fourth and Main for short remarks by Ross and a salute by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Dunn said.
After the parade there will be full slate of activities, including historical re-enactors, music, food and displays of military equipment.
Thursday, Nov. 4, 3:30 p.m.

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