Grand Marshal John Newberry was driven in the parade by Larry Spaeth in his ’36 Dodge Brothers.
Attendance this year is estimated at 1,500 as Carl Junction Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 70 passed out one-thousand and five-hundred mini flags, one to every attendee along the parade route. They raised the money themselves with the help from American Legion Post 13.
This was a banner year for the parade, “we had more than 80 entries in the parade and that is a great sign that Joplin has not forgotten our Veterans and their service,” Marci Stoebel parade coordinator.
“With the new VA clinic about to open, it’s great to see Veterans will have easier access to medical care. So this crowd I know will mean a lot to our Vets that Joplin hasn’t forgotten them.”
2018 VETERANS DAY PARADE WINNERS
Overall Best in Parade: Ozark Center
Most Patriotic Entry: Compass Quest
Most Spirited: King’s Kids from Central City Christian Church
Best Performance: East Newton Patriot Pride Marching Band
Best Youth Entry: Saint Mary’s Cub Scout Troop – Den #17
Judges Choice: Hard Fought Freedom | Simple Simons Pizza
From #JoplinNewsFirst: our system only allows us to upload so many photos, sorry if we missed your entry! Look for additional photos on the Joplin Community Veterans Day Parade FB page. If we labeled one wrong please message us there, thank you everyone! #31 is in the books and most of all, thank you to our Joplin Area Veterans and American Legion Post 13.
To view the entire parade video click here: See from start to finish, the live video of the entire 31st Annual Joplin Veterans Day Parade