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SCHEDULE: Veterans Day weekend events in Mesa County

This year's 2012 Veterans Day Parade will be held on Grand Junction's Main Street beginning at 2 p.m. sharp Saturday, Nov. 10. The parade will run east to west on Main Street from Eighth to Third streets.

The parade will feature multiple-honor guard units, several marching bands, floats, many veterans, veteran groups, Scout troops, marchers, surprise entries, various civic groups and area clubs, and unique to this year, one of our area local National Guard units and some of their equipment.

Show up early. Bring chairs, blankets, hot chocolate and get ready to show your appreciation for our active duty servicemembers and military veterans.

This parade is the third largest Veteran's Day parade in the state and actually one of the largest parades of any type in the region, according to organizers.

The Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado and the Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial Park will present the annual Veterans Day Ceremony 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Vietnam War Memorial Park in Fruita, just off I-70.

Veterans of the Armed Forces of the U.S. will be honored at the ceremony.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating to this event, which is expected to last an hour.

The ceremony will feature a US Air Force flyover; Great Highland Bagpiper Sean Taylor; and a keynote speech by Larry Cappetto, Colorado filmmaker, author, musician and producer of the public television film documentary series, "Lest They Be Forgotten." The program will also feature musical performances by John Winn and Rita Stevens.

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The Post Independent Updated Nov 9, 2012 05:00PM Published Nov 9, 2012 04:59PM Copyright 2012 The Post Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.