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Veterans parade to honor service dogs


November 6, 2019

Albany’s Veterans Day Parade, which starts at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, is the largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi River.

Founded in 1951, the 2019 edition will feature more than 200 entries, including 500-plus motorcyclists who will kick things off with a procession down the parade route, which runs north on Lyons, west on Second Avenue and south on Ferry.

The theme this year is “Bright Stars, Brave Hearts” and service dogs will be a particular emphasis.

“We’re honoring service dogs and guys who have service dogs, service dog trainers,” said Al Severson, vice...

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