OSD Fayetteville Takes Part in Annual Veterans Day Parade and Fort Bragg Centennial Celebration
FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA & AUSTIN, TEXAS (November 16, 2018) /For immediate release/ — Over Veterans Day Weekend, OSD Fayetteville participated in a very important Veterans Day Parade. This year marked both “A Centennial of Service” for Ft. Bragg and commemorated 100 years from Armistice Day (1918) to Veterans Day (2018). To honor this theme, OSD members walked the parade and handed out hundreds of items including candy, cookies, and balloons. OSD volunteers put in hours of prep time before the parade making sure each item was attached with an OSD flag.
But perhaps what set OSD Fayetteville apart most from other parade participants, was their Uncle Sam mascot. Multiple Veterans specifically sought out OSD just to get a picture, including 96-year-old World War II Vet Glenn Perdino who posed happily in the Vietnam Jeep with an M60 machine gun.
The parade not only honored those who served but also broke the common misconception that all Veterans have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and that those with the diagnosis are unable to function in society. More than half of the participants walking in the parade were Veterans from World War II, the Korean War, other wars and conflicts. This was a truly special event that connected Veterans, Veteran service organizations, and veteran supporters.
This was the first year that OSD Fayetteville has participated in the Veterans Day Parade and it proved a big success. OSD Chapter Leader Grace Cordero said, “After speaking with many participants, we all shared the same sentiment. We were overcome with joy and honor in meeting comrades of the past, present, and future. Overall, the parade was a fun social gathering and provided an opportunity to network with other Veteran organizations.”
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