Celebrate Freedom Foundation Participates in Columbia Veterans Day Parade
Columbia, S.C. (Nov. 10, 2013) — Celebrate Freedom Foundation’s “moving museum” — consisting of historic military vehicles and Cobra helicopters — participated in Columbia’s 35th Annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Brig. Gen. Bradley Becker, commanding general at Fort Jackson, was the grand marshal. He led the parade of military vehicles (including Celebrate Freedom Foundation’s vehicles and helicopters), national guard units, veterans’ groups, high school ROTC groups, high school marching bands and scout troops from across the state.
The parade began at 11 a.m. at the Intersection of Sumter and Laurel streets and ended at the S.C. State House.
SFC Larry Russell, CFF Military Police, led CFF’s “moving museum.” His passenger was Columbia Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin.
Col. Jack Lovelady, CFF President and Chief Operations Officer, drove Lt. Col. Michael Standish, Commander of the Columbia Recruiting Battalion.
Celebrate Freedom Foundation’s Killer Bees (B Company, 1st Cavalry Regiment), members of “The Best Dang Motor Pool in the Country,” and other CFF staff members participated.
CFF also participated in the Lexington Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, Nov. 3.
The following photos were among those taken of CFF’s participation in the Columbia Veterans Day Parade: