VE Parade

Veteran’s Day events ended with a parade across the Lake Petit Dam to commemorate the services of veterans whose tribute banners were on display. 

The 2020 Veterans Day was unique in several ways. The COVID-19 virus dictated a remote commemoration which was accomplished with cooperation from many dedicated sources in Big Canoe.  In spite of the limitations a thought-provoking program was delivered, including an afternoon memorabilia exhibit, and parade of cars. 

Jack Van Dyke

Jack Van Dyke, wearing a Confederate uniform, shared his military memorabilia. 

Jim McCloskey

Jim McCloskey shared memorabilia from his Air Force days during the Vietnam war. He shared models and large framed pictures of the planes he trained on and flew and an album with the pictures of his training class. He flew transport and many times flew bombs over and then wounded and deceased soldiers back. 

Last, but certainly not least, Veterans Day was the inaugural display of our newly acquired Military Tribute Banners, which we hope will expand to include many more men and women who have answered the call to duty. 

Memorabilia 2
Memorabilia 1

In conclusion, a lot of heavy lifting was required and, without hesitation, Phil Anderson applied both his muscles and his leadership skills to accomplish our mission.