2021 Armed Forces Parade

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Published 4/15/21

LAWTON – The City of Lawton, Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce, Fort Sill and community volunteers will present a "Grand Ole Flag" Armed Forces Parade on June 12 in Downtown Lawton.

"We are very excited to be able to host the Armed Forces Parade," said Dr. Krista Ratliff, Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce President & CEO. "With more than 50 years of tradition in celebrating the Armed Forces, Lawton Fort Sill takes great pride in showing thanks and appreciation for all of our service members."

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and begin at C Avenue and Sixth Street. The route will run westbound on C Avenue and then proceed north on 11th Street. At Northwest Ferris, the route will turn eastbound and move forward until entering Elmer Thomas Park (located at Northwest Ferris and Second Street) and ending with a static display event for the community.

Spectators are welcome to line the parade route for viewing but should be advised that certain areas will be blocked by traffic control the morning of the parade for setup and logistics. Drivers should adhere to all signage placed.

The parade averages 70 entries each year and sees around 1,200 attendees. Parade goers are advised to practice sensible safety measures during the event, in regard to the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic, and are encouraged to observe and enjoy the parade with members of the household, adhere to social distancing as applicable, and frequently sanitize.

PARADE ENTRY/VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Those wishing to participate in the Armed Forces Parade can pick up entry forms at the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce, 302 West Gore Boulevard. The deadline to submit entry forms is 3 p.m. June 8.

Other volunteer opportunities are also available.

Additional questions may be directed to the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce at 580.355.3541.

 

SEE EVENT FLYER HERE: https://www.lawtonok.gov/sites/default/files/publications/2021-04/Armed…

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