Veterans, flags should have led way in parade

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By The Staff


I would like to thank all volunteers involved in planning and working our 2009 Tobacco Festival and Parade (job well done).

It was very heart-breaking to see pageants and ATV’s lead the parade before the American Flag, veterans and active duty soldiers.

Has it come to the point that beauty is more important than our freedom?

Our Carroll County Band of Gold was placed toward the end of the parade. Do we not support our schools anymore? These kids missed a competition so that they could march in their hometown parade.

Next year if the military and band participate, let’s get our priorities together and do it right. Our flag always first, band second, then everyone else.

Patricia Beggs