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Patriotic Christmas
Parade to honor veterans
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This year’s McMinnville Christmas Parade theme will be “I’ll Be Home For Christmas: A Red, White and Blue Salute to the 1940s.”The event will be held Dec. 7 beginning at 2:30 p.m.“That date will mark the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor,” said Mayor Jimmy Haley. “What better way to honor our veterans and acknowledge the sacrifices made by the greatest generation during World War II?”World War II veterans will be grand marshals of the parade. Any WWII veteran wanting to be included in the parade needs to call Haley at 224-8521 or City Hall at 473-1200.This is the second time the city has used the “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” theme for its Christmas parade.