I want to give thanks to all those who planned, organized and participated in the Veterans Day Parade that took place on Main Street in downtown Cadiz on 11-11-11 at 11:00. It was a great success and gave a heartfelt tribute to the men and women who have served our country in the armed services. I was very much aware of the strong sense of pride, commitment and patriotism of the people in Trigg County. How great was it that the parade started at the schools? The children showed a genuine enthusiasm and excitement for this event and it was a snapshot of the values and integral involvement of school, families and community here in Trigg County.
I want to give special thanks to Sandra Myers for her “Call to Action” notice placed in the paper seeking women veterans to come out for the parade. Once she realized that my 93 year old mother, Christine Larkins, was a WWII veteran having served in the WAAC, the excitement and reminiscing began. Honoring my mother in the parade renewed her spirit and sparked a connection to and acceptance of her new home on Main Street. The radio and news coverage by Robin Stevens and Monica Smith (Kentucky New Era); Riding in the second vehicle of the parade, a beautiful vintage red Corvette convertible (driven by Ken Culwell, retired army colonel); Being recognized during the ceremonies; Receiving a dozen long stemmed red roses late in the evening as the memories of the day lingered before sleep. Thank you for honoring my mother and embracing her presence here in Cadiz. This could only happen in a small town and we are so proud to call Cadiz our home.
Anita Larkins McDonald