“Veterans Day is the day for all Americans, intended to honor the contributions of service men and women throughout our Nation's history. Veterans Day also commemorates the time and day at which the major hostilities of World War I were formally ended: the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Hence, every November 11th at 11:00am marks the official parade commencement, rain or shine. The Marysville parade route follows "D" Street, will turn at 2nd Street and finish at "C" Street at 5th Street. This year's parade is on track to be bigger than ever. The Parade is sponsored by the Yuba-Sutter Veterans Day Parade Committee and the City of Marysville.
Entry forms are due by Nov. 1st but we will take late entries if there's room.
Following the parade numerous events are planned: (1)The Rivers Edge Pub ( # 1 E-12th St. Marysville) will putting on a free Bar-B- Q. The fun will start at approximately 1:00 P.M. They will serve hot dogs and hamburgers. There will a donation jar with the proceeds going to the Veterans Day Parade Fund. (2) A bar-b-que at the American Legion Post 807, 5477 Feather River Blvd. to support their Yountville Veteran's Home Fund. (3)"
American Legion Stephan M. Brammer Post 705 will be hosting a pancake breakfast this Veterans’ Day Weekend, on November 10th 2019, and we need help. We are asking for a $5 suggested donation, and children 5 and under will be allowed to eat for free. We will also be performing a drawing throughout the day and are asking for help to collect donations for prizes. If you know anyone who might be interested in helping us out with a donation for a prize it would be wonderful if you pass on my provided contact information.
We are a small group of veterans whose years of service spans from WWII all the way through to Our current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. We may not be able to serve our country in uniform anymore, but we continue to serve our community.
Contact Ryan Aday (530) 559-9061
Tractoroligsts to Honor Vets
by Rod Hisken
The passion for the Vintage Tractor Fans to honor our vets is always high. This year in the Marysville Veterans Day Parade will be no exception. There will be a nice number of tractors in the parade.
The group will be led by a WW11 Ford Jeep. While it may seem for tractors to be led by a Jeep as unusual, not so. After WW11 thousands of surplus Jeeps found their way to farm use. In fact the Willy's corporation experimented with the Agri-Jeep which had a PTO and belt pulley, five experimental's were built. However; the effort was not successful on the market.
The second tractor will be a big old John Deere G producing the "Johnny Popper " noise with the tractor which will be remembered by the old timers wafting through the night cutting beans in the Sutter Basin. This machine is owned by Jim Escheman of Browns Valley.
The following group will be the famous "Tractors for Humanity" who highlight the need to end Cancer, Domestic Violence, Downs Syndrome and the Wheel Chair Compatible Tractor. The beautiful blue Allis Chalmers, dedicated to Autism, has moved to the Phoenix area and is stirring up interest there.
The colorful "Politicians Wagon", a restored manure spreader, owned by the Greenwoods from Nevada City will be present loaded with some very special people including children. A variety of other makes and models will be present, some of which have a historical connection with our great agricultural region.
This year the tractors will end their parade involvement and will go to 8th street and go due west to Tracey's Diner for lunch. The tractors will be on display for the public to enjoy after the parade.
A great big thank you to Cynthia Verrill, the parade organizer, for her assistance in the planning to make this extra effort possible. A warm and generous response from Wendell Anderson, our Sheriff, and Chris Sachs, the Chief of Police, were amazing in their assistance to make this additional activity for the tractors a memorable and safe. The drivers will get to view several of the of the excellent examples of post WW11 Marysville houses. The harmony and involvement is greatly appreciated. Their leadership demonstrated a blessing for the citizens they serve.
So, please join us in honoring our veterans who have helped make this a country safe and bountiful. The legacy they protected is desired by millions across the globe. The sacrifice they made is special and has made the US unique in the history of civilizations.
THANK YOU! SEE YOU on November 11th.
Wreaths Across America - Remembering Our Veterans
Each December Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce partners with National Wreaths Across America Day. Wreaths Across America's mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,600 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
Please help to support this effort in our community by sponsoring Wreaths Across America where volunteers place remembrance wreaths on veteran's graves throughout Yuba Sutter.
The co-ordination of the laying of the wreaths will take place on December 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
For more information call Tom Walther at 530-218-3847 or Cindy Languell at 530-301-3074.