Oath Keepers of Oregon Win Second Place in Albany, OR Veterans Day Parade
On Veterans Day, November 11, 2014, Oath Keepers of Oregon participated in the largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi in Albany, Oregon.
( http://www.albanyveteransdayparade.org ).
On a cold November morning, 15 Oath Keepers joined together to set up the pick-up truck with banners, flags and signs, and then warmed up with the day by marching the 2 mile parade route. More than 200 parade entries made the parade a sight to behold, and the crowds were responsive.
Oath Keepers marching in the parade handed out brochures and over 1,000 cards (which had the Oath Keepers of Oregon websites listed on them), thanking all of the Veterans, shaking their hands and reaching out to all patrons watching the parade.
Oath Keepers of Oregon website: oroathkeepers.org
Meetup site: www.meetup.com/Oath-Keepers-Oregon
Facebook page: facebook.com/OathKeepersofOregon
It was a blast to meet so many Veterans who have served from World War II to present. Our name was announced twice throughout the parade route and many were glad to see us there.
“The Greatest Generation” World War II Veterans were highlighted as the Grand Marshals. Overall it warmed into a beautiful sunny day, making it a great day to reach out to Veterans and patrons who came to watch the parade. The parade lasted 3 hours.
A few days later Oath Keepers of Oregon were listed in the local newspaper for winning Second Place in the Walking Units category. Oath Keepers of Oregon can now look forward to the 2015 Veterans Day parade while holding memories of good outreach during this year’s parade.
Article posted by:
Jeff W Ford
Northern Oregon Coordinator,
and Member of the National Board of Directors for Oath Keepers