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December 1, 2017
 

11th ACR Leads Victorville Veterans Day Parade

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By Jason Miller
NTC/Fort Irwin PAO
Jason Miller
Leading the 21st annual City of Victorville Veterans Day Parade, representing the U.S. Army, was the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment Color Guard, along with Lt. Col. Jarrett Moses, Commander of 11th ACR Support Squadron, and Cpt. Edward Murphy, Operations Officer with 11th ACR Support Squadron, from the National Training Center, Nov. 11.

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — Several hundred community members gathered curbside to celebrate and pay tribute to American Veterans during the 21st annual City of Victorville Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony, Nov. 11.

Leading the parade representing the U.S. Army and the National Training Center was the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment Color Guard, along with Lt. Col. Jarrett Moses, Commander of 11th ACR Support Squadron, and Cpt. Edward Murphy, Operations Officer with 11th ACR Support Squadron.

The presence and involvement of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment continually shows the High Desert community the deep connection the National Training Center has with the surrounding communities, but it also displays gratitude for the devotion, patriotism, selfless service and sacrifice of our Nations Veterans.

“Supporting our local community is a top priority for the Blackhorse Regiment. We take advantage of every opportunity to give back and build esprit de corps with local residents and veterans,” said Murphy.

Following the two U.S. Army officials were numerous local organizations and schools. At the end of the half-mile stretch, the City of Victorville provided a mobile digital display, which displayed 100 Victorville Veterans whose photos could be seen in a slide show. The veterans shown served in various military branches and, together, the men and women who were recognized served more than 850 years combined.

The day culminated with a ceremony, which began with the singing of the National Anthem and a musical performance conducted by the Hi Country Harmonaires. Following the performance, remarks were made by Gloria Garcia, the mayor of Victorville.

“No matter how these veterans ended up in the City of Victorville, we appreciate the wide array of talents and skills they bring to us,” said Garcia. “We thank you for instilling the value of service within our community.”




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