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Riley County Veterans Day parade treasures freedom and honors veterans

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On November 9th the Flint Hills Veterans Coalition produced the Riley County Veterans Day parade in Manhattan. The theme for this year’s parade was “Treasure Your Freedom — Honor Our Veterans.” Unlike the previous year, the weather was unseasonably nice for the parade.

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The Flint Hills Veterans Coalition was formed in 1993 in response to an on-going need to coalesce local veteran and military organizations for the purpose of planning annual veterans’ day activities. What began as a way to develop the Riley County Armed Forces Memorial, has become a vital part of the Flint Hills community. The Dedication of the Riley County Armed Forces Memorial took place November 11, 1992, and the first parade sponsored by the Flint Hills Veterans Coalition took place in 1993.

This year’s parade was led by the Flint Hills Veterans Coalition, and included active duty personnel from Fort Riley and the Big Red One, as well as hundreds of children from area schools. Many local veterans’ organizations participated, as well as Boy Scout troops, and other philanthropic community organizations.

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