Presented by the Cumberland County Veterans Council and the City of Fayetteville
Live coverage begins 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 8
WRAL-TV and UNC-EX will broadcast the 2014 Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade presented by the Cumberland County Veterans Council and the City of Fayetteville LIVE on Saturday, November 8 at 10:00 a.m. WRAL anchors Michelle Marsh and Lynda Loveland, along with Fayetteville reporter Gilbert Baez will host the broadcast from historic downtown Fayetteville. Coverage includes military commentary from Fort Bragg Public Affairs Officer Tom McCollum.
This year’s parade will recognize Afghanistan war veterans, past, present and future. GEN (Ret) Dan K. McNeill and CSM (Ret) Steven R. England, both among the first to go into Afghanistan, are Grand Marshals. Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson and CSM Isaia Vimoto, both currently serving in Afghanistan, are Honorary Parade Chairs. More than ninety units are expected to participate in the parade, including veterans’ organizations, local bands, JROTC programs, and military equipment.
The parade will begin on Hay Street at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum and end at Liberty Point on Person Street.
WRAL is delighted to continue this partnership with the Cumberland County Veterans Council and the City of Fayetteville for a third year. “We are honored to be part of this year’s Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade. This year’s parade salutes the men and women who have served so valiantly in Afghanistan. Our broadcast honors them and all veterans who dedicated themselves to our country,” said Steven D. Hammel, WRAL-TV Vice President and General Manager.
See a special greeting from Honorary Parade Chairs Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson and CSM Isaia Vimoto in Afghanistan during the WRAL television broadcast.
Everyone can tweet along with the WRAL production team using #WRALVetParade. Anyone attending the parade is invited to share their photos and experiences at the parade on twitter.
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Debbie Tullos for this capcom story & graphic.