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HARLINGEN, Texas — Marine Military Academy will host its Veterans Day Parade Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. on the MMA Parade Ground. Veterans from all military branches are encouraged to attend, as they will be honored at this occasion and asked to join the MMA superintendent during the parade pass in review.

Nearly 100 veterans were honored at last year’s parade. The public is not only welcome but encouraged to attend this event and pay respect to their nation’s local heroes.

All parade-goers are also encouraged to participate in the flag retirement ceremony to follow the parade.

This year the U.S. Border Patrol will participate in the MMA Veterans Day Parade. The Border Patrol Honor Guard will march with the MMA Color Guard, and the Border Patrol Explorers will march with the MMA Corps of Cadets. The Border Patrol will also set up a display for parade-goers to visit after the parade.

MMA’s battalion-size parades are always held in front of the historic Iwo Jima Monument, a symbol of American pride for veterans and civilians alike. Although bleacher seating is available, parade-goers may bring lawn chairs.

MMA is located at 320 Iwo Jima Blvd., off Loop 499 and next to Valley International Airport in Harlingen. For more information on the Veterans Day Parade, call (956) 421-9225.

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