Veterans Day Parade

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For the first time in a long time the start of the Veterans Day parade was signaled with chiming bells.

Not those of area churches; those would come later.

The chimes announcing the 10 o’clock hour and the scheduled time of the start of the parade saluting all American veterans came from the recently rededicated World War II Veterans Memorial Clock.

Shortly after 10 a.m. a new facet was added to the Veterans Day Parade as a stop was added to allow for the placing of a wreath at the clock to honor not just World War II veterans but a request made by the man who returned the “living monument” to its former glory.

John Freed’s only request following untold hours completely rehabilitating and restoring the clock was it be added to parade routes and acknowledged with the placement of a wreathe.

Flanked by two rows of Granville American Legion Riders, Post Commander Art Brannigan along with Ed Burkhart placed a wreath emblazoned with the title “the Greatest Generation” on the clock post. 

As the ceremony in Veterans Park concluded and marchers disbanded to walk to the American Legion Post for refreshments or the high school or to head home, officials announced the return of the chiming of bells to Granville.

According to Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff, the tradition begun after World War I was discontinued somewhere along the way. Haff helped lead an effort to bring back the ringing of the bells to mark Veterans Day on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 a.m.

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