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Tuesday parade in Mt. Vernon to honor vets

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MT. VERNON -- A special parade in Mt. Vernon on Tuesday will honor eight disabled veterans. 

Veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars will participate in a special deer hunt for wounded and disabled veterans. 

The Parade will kick off at 9:30 a.m. at Rend Lake Sporting goods. 

The route will go to through a large part of down town Mt. Vernon before heading back to Rend Lake sporting goods for a meet and greet. 

Organizers encourage residents to line the streets, wave flags and cheer. 

The parade will also feature eight Vietnam veterans from Jefferson County. 

The meet and greet will begin around 10:45 a.m. 
 

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