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Spotlight Shines On U.S. Military Women

Local women who served in the U.S. Military and continue to serve in their communities will be honored at this year’s Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony in downtown Modesto.

The annual parade sponsored by American Legion Post 74 and the Veterans Chamber of Commerce Nor Cal is dedicated this year to all the women who served their country, especially those who continue to serve in various capacities. Outgoing Stanislaus County District Attorney and former Navy Jag officer Birgit Fladager will be this year’s Grand Marshal and keynote speaker.

The parade will follow its traditional route starting at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at 10th and O streets and down Needham Street in Modesto, finishing at Graceada Park where the ceremony honoring several local female veterans will take place at the Mancini Bowl.

More information can be found at including parade entry and vendor application forms.