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October 24, 2014, 11:09 am
970 WMAY News

Veterans Day Events Planned In Springfield; Politicians Not Welcome At Parade

Many events are planned to honor local veterans on Monday. 


The annual Veterans Day parade steps off just after 10am Monday from 10th and Capitol, and heads straight west down Capitol Avenue to the Statehouse, where a ceremony is planned. 


The annual Veterans Day parade in the capital city has a new rule this year: No politicians, and no campaigning. The change is part of an effort to refocus Monday's event on the military men and women who served the country. Sam Montalbano is a parade organizer. He says World War II veterans "aren't going to be around much longer" and it's time to salute them.


Other events are scheduled for UIS, Lincoln Land Community College, and Camp Butler National Cemetery.

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