City of Newnan

Teen organizing first Veterans Day parade

by Wes Mayer

Newnan teenager organizing city’s first Veterans Day parade By Wes Mayer wesley@newnan.com

A Newnan teen is organizing the first ever Veterans Day parade in Newnan for November and he is looking for anyone and everyone who would like to participate.

Nathan Thompson, a graduate of Newnan High School, has already received approval from the city and the Newnan Police Department to hold the parade on the morning of Nov. 11. Thompson said he plans to start the parade at 9 a.m. – with staging beginning at 8:30 a.m. – on Long Place and march double-breasted northbound on LaGrange Street, past the historic courthouse, and continue north on Jackson Street to end at Veterans Memorial Plaza at the city park at Temple Avenue and Jackson.

Once at the park, the traditional ceremony hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion will begin, Thompson said. There will not be an entry fee for the parade.

Thompson said there has never been a Veterans Day Parade in Newnan as far as he knows, and he is organizing the first one in honor of his uncle, his grandfather, his great-grandfather and friends who are all veterans.

Thompson said he hopes to get local people and businesses to participate and have both marchers and floats in the parade. Anyone interested in participating may contact Nathan by email at thompsonnathan95@yahoo.com, and he only asks for people to put something like “Veterans Day Parade” in the subject line and contact him before Oct. 17.



More Local

Coweta County Commissioners

Euro Auctions USA rezoning on Tuesday's agenda

A public hearing on rezoning of property for Euro Auctions USA is on the agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting of the Coweta County Board ... Read More


10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOLLANDE PRESSES FOR ACTION AGAIN ... Read More


Coweta County Fair returns, opens Thursday

The Coweta County Fair kicks off Thursday, and check-in for some exhibits begins today. Arts, crafts and food exhibits can be submitted from ... Read More


Pharmacist ‘ready to move forward’

Two years ago, Amy Matistic’s life was forever changed. After dropping her son off at school, Matistic returned home to find a Coweta ... Read More


Coweta County receives questionable voter forms

Coweta County has received several questionable voter registration forms submitted by the New Georgia Project, which is currently being inve ... Read More

Event at Resurrection Lutheran

Local youth lockout raises awareness of homelessness

Lots of churches have lock-ins for their youth, but a lockout – scheduled for Friday – is aimed at helping youth see what those ... Read More