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Copyright 2003

Veterans Day Parade
Nov. 11, 2003 -- 11am
Main Street
Collinsville, Oklahoma
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Link to Pre-Parade Info
Hundreds of elementary and middle school students lined Collinsville's Main Street for the Veterans Day Parade. The High School Band marched with the Veterans in the parade.
A small group of Collinsville's Veterans marched from 14th Street to the Veterans Building at 9th and Main. There were speeches and music and the Veterans were served a free lunch. Mayor Sirmon, a veteran himself, addressed the honored group. Julie Dermody organized the activities and has kicked off an effort to raise funds to refurbish the old "VFW Building" constructed in 1946 by the citizens of Collinsville.
The 1958 list below was incomplete at the time ... and obviously several wars out-dated now ... but reflects Collinsville's past and continuing sacrafice.
Note: Mr. Drewell's 1958 phone number (above) was "5" back when an operator connected each call in Collinsville. The Collinsville automated dial system started about a year later in 1959. Our home phone was "169" and you asked for "73" to reach "The Collinsville News" before May 1959. -- Ted Wright -- Nov. 11, 2003