CFF Participates in
City of Columbia’s 36th Annual Veterans Day Parade 

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Celebrate Freedom Foundation Participates in City of Columbia’s 36th Annual Veterans Day Parade

Columbia, S.C. — Celebrate Freedom Foundation participated in the City of Columbia’s 36th Annual Veterans Day Parade, one of the Southeast’s largest Veterans Day parades, on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

The parade, which began at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Sumter and Laurel streets, traveled southbound on Sumter Street and ended at Pendleton St. near the S.C. State House.

 
Photos by Stuart Morgan 
 

Dan Smith drives Columbia
Mayor Steve Benjamin and
Sailor Kathi Free

 

Jack Lovelady drives SGM Charles Cook (seated) and CFF convoy commander, LTC Michael Standish, manning 50 cal.

 
 

Larry Russell drives 1SGT Bill Gambrell, veteran of Korea and Vietnam wars, in M37 3/4-ton Dodge Powerwagon

Lee Catoe drives SFC Bill Carpenter in WWII Weasel

 
 

SGM Larry Robb drives Blue Star Mothers in 2 1/2-ton Duece used during the Korea and Vietnam wars. He is also pulling CFF’s replica of Friendship Seven.

 

Jay McLeod drives LTC McLeod (waving) and 1SGT Corbett, riding “shotgun.”

   

CFF pulls two of its Vietnam/Desert Storm AH1F Cobra helicopters.

 
   
       

Whenever possible, CFF participates in parades to promote patriotism and honor the military — past, present and future.

This year’s Veterans Day Parade in Columbia was hosted by the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina. Sponsors included:  Carolina Honda Powerhouse, All American Heating and Air, Allwaste Services Inc. (ASI), Gregory Electric, JMB Photography, Honda of South Carolina Manufacturing and Hoover Building Systems.  

 
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