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Annual Atlantic City Salutes America’s Armed Forces Parade Returns August 15
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – (Thursday, July 21, 2016) – The 6th Annual Atlantic City Salutes America’s Armed Forces Parade returns to the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk on Monday, August 15 at 6 p.m.
“I am very happy to announce this year’s parade and representatives from all branches of our armed forces, who served from World War II to the present, will be on hand so that we may pay homage to all of those who fought for our country and continue to do so today,” said Parade Line of March Director Dennis Konzelman.
Nearly a dozen veterans of World War II will serve as Grand Marshalls this year. More than 140 members of the United States Coast Guard marching band will participate along with more than 75 members from the United States 63rd Army marching band, four to five Atlantic City Police Department motorcycle patrol officers and five additional marching bands including the South Jersey Vagabonds Drum & Bugle Corps, Atlantic City Fire Department Sandpipers Pipe & Drum, Boardwalk Seahawks Marching Drum Corps of Atlantic City, Oakcrest High School Marching Ambassadors and the Pleasantville High School Marching Thunder.
This year’s parade will continue the tradition of honoring our country’s veterans and active soldiers for the sacrifices that they have made in order to keep the United States of America safe and free. The parade will once again commence on the Boardwalk at States Avenue and will traverse the famed wooden thoroughfare downbeach to Albany Avenue. All marchers in the parade will exit at Hartford Avenue while all vehicles and floats will exit at Albany Avenue.
Spectators are welcome to view the parade for free at any location along the Boardwalk. Kennedy Plaza, located in front of Historic Boardwalk Hall, will once again serve as a viewing area for our war veterans and their respective families.
Originally begun in 2011, the Armed Forces Parade was founded by the late Atlantic City media personality Pinky Kravitz, who passed away in 2015. For more information, visit the parade online at www.acarmedforcesparade.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/acsalutesparade or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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