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Female veterans get special recognition at annual Fayetteville parade

Posted November 7, 2015

— The annual Fayetteville Veterans Day parade rolled through downtown Saturday morning.

The 2015 edition honored female veterans, and Major General Marcia M. Anderson and Command Sergeant Major Yolanda M. Tate served as grand marshals.

The show kicked off with a flyover of a C-130 aircraft from the 440th Airlift Wing based at Pope Field on Fort Bragg. The parade had more than 100 participants, including active duty military, numerous veterans’ organizations, military equipment, and ROTC units and marching bands from local high schools and universities.

The parade began on Hay Street at the Airborne Special Operations Museum and ended at Liberty Point on Person Street.

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  • earnhardtfan4ever Nov 9, 2015

    I am so very happy that they have started giving the female veterans a little bit of recognition! 30 some years ago, after being treated as less than as a soldier, and even less as a vet, there just wasnt any of the organizations to help any of the vets with housing and the VA would see you for something and tell you to see you doctor on the outside! now there are homes for vets, VA wants to be their primary care doctor, and they throw parades for them. different story on how all vets were treated in the 60's, 70's and even the 80's! what they try to do for the Vietnam vets seems a too little too late. I am proud that I somehow survived that time, and am proud to have served! I really dont need others pats on the back, i have patted myself on the back for far too long!