Sullivan to serve as grand marshal


A veteran of three armed conflicts will be the grand marshal when the annual Veterans Day Parade winds through downtown San Marcos Saturday morning.

Grand Marshal Retired Navy Lieutenant Commander Dr. Alfred Sullivan served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He has lived in San Marcos for 42 years and taught political science at Texas State University.

By his side will be Honorary Grand Marshal Retired Army Colonel Ronald L. McNabb, who, among other accomplishments, received the Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Medal for the role he played overseeing medical supply distribution following 1992’s Hurricane Andrew.

The parade will get underway at 10 a.m., but that’s not the beginning of the day’s festivities. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., free biscuits and gravy will be served on the lawn of the historic Hays County Courthouse, courtesy of Cafe on the Square.

And at 9 a.m. pre-parade entertainment will begin, provided by A Capella Unlimited, Cristal Moore, Tyler Weaver and Head to Toe Dance.

Also preceding the parade will be a Kiwanis Club Kids Bicycle Brigade. Children five years and older are invited to decorate and ride their bikes in the brigade. Free decorating materials will be provided, as will materials for making signs.

The parade itself will begin at the intersection of Hopkins Street and CM Allen Parkway and travel past the courthouse, making a left on Guadalupe Street, then another onto San Antonio Street. It will continue down San Antonio Street until it reaches CM Allen. The parade will disband where it started.

Expected to participate are veterans groups, military organizations, civic clubs, bands, drill teams, public officials, equestrians, youth teams and classic vehicles.

The theme for this year’s parade is Honoring All Who Served.

City offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10 in honor of Veterans Day.

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