St. George and Washington communities honor Veterans with a day of parades and tributes; Photo Gallery

Washington City Veterans Day Tribute in Veterans Park, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – After years of scheduling conflicts, the City of St. George and Washington Citycollaborated and staggered their parade schedules to allow participants and spectators to attend both. This led to a great turnout for both parades and the city activities.

St. George followed their parade with a music-based tribute in the Tabernacle building featuring various performers and the East Elementary Show Choir. The main floor was packed, and the balcony seating wasn’t far behind.

Florence Green, the last known World War I survivor, passed away in February 2012 and each year, we have fewer surviving veterans.

“We are seeing fewer and fewer World War II veterans, so I hope those (spectators) here today make an extra special effort to show your appreciation for those (veterans) you see,” said Bryan Hyde, co-host of Perspectives on Fox News KZNU 1450 AM/93.1 FM and St. George News columnist.

Washington City also held a tribute program in its Veterans Park following their parade. Students from the local elementary schools worked with resident veterans in a flag ceremony and a musical program of patriotic songs.

The collaboration worked well, and many residents made the quick trip from St. George to Washington in order to participate in both parades. Hundreds of flags have been posted in the park to honor all veterans, and will remain there for a few days.

Photo gallery below.

 

Participants in the City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo courtesy of J.R. Lehmkuhl, St. George News
Patriot Guard Riders of Southern Utah in the City of St. George Veterans’ Day Parade and Tribute Program, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo courtesy of J.R. Lehmkuhl, St. George News
Classic cars in the City of St. George Veterans’ Day Parade and Tribute Program, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Attendees at the City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Attendees at the City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Attendees at the City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
WWII veteran Samuel Howe Wryouck in St. George Veterans Parade 2012
WWII veteran Samuel Howe Wryouck “marched” the entire route of the City of St. George Veterans’ Day Parade. Wryouck, 87, was a Lower Ball Turret Gunner who flew 35 bombing missions over Germany in B-17s in the 8th Air Force. St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Attendees at the City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Attendees at the City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Attendees at the City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo courtesy of J.R. Lehmkuhl
Fox News Radio’s Perspectives Morning Show co-host Bryan Hyde and Kony 99.9’s Carl Lamar announce the City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Youth participate in the City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Singer David Reber performs at the City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Singer Tammy Dee Houchen performs at the City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program at the St. George Tabernacle, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Tribute at the St. George Tabernacle, City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program at the St. George historic Tabernacle, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
City of St. George Veterans Day Parade and Tribute Program at the St. George historic Tabernacle, St. George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Marine Corps League, Washington City Veterans Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Participants in the Washington City Veterans Day Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Participants in the Washington City Veterans Day Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo courtesy of J.R. Lehmkuhl, St. George News
Participants in the Washington City Veterans Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo courtesy of J.R. Lehmkuhl, St. George News
Washington City Veterans Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Participants in the Washington City Veterans Day Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo courtesy of J.R. Lehmkuhl, St. George News
Washington City Veterans Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Participants in the Washington City Veterans Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo courtesy of J.R. Lehmkuhl, St. George News
Participants in the Washington City Veterans Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo courtesy of J.R. Lehmkuhl
Lots of gratitude exchanged at the Washington City Veterans Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Pearl Harbor Survivors in the Washington City Veterans Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Washington City Veterans Parade and Tribute Program, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam join in the Washington City Veterans Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo courtesy of J.R. Lehmkuhl
Washington City Veterans Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Participants in the Washington City Veterans Day Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Participants in the Washington City Veterans Day Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
School kids in the Washington City Veterans Day Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Washington City Veterans Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Great attendance and participation in the Washington City Veterans Parade and Tribute, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Washington City Veterans Park, Washington City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2012 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

 

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