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Loyalty Day events successful

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Walking for Hobby Trucking while showing their support of the military during Saturday's Loyalty Day Parade were siblings Corbin Butts, 6, Reagan Zukokas, 5, and twins Dylan and Russell Butts, 5, all of Brazil. Parents Travis and Sarah Butts walked with the children along National Ave. The entry placed second in the "Best Kids Unit." Ivy Jackson Photo.
More than 40 entries were received to participate in the 2009 Loyalty Day Parade, May 9, along United States 40.

Clay County Veterans Service Officer Mike Holland said all of the day's festivities were successful.

"We had about 150 people at the Brazil Armory for the Loyalty Day Picnic," he said. It was a very good crowd and they seemed to enjoy having it indoors this year."

Holland added certificates will be mailed out to the winners of the float contest portion of the parade, which was split into three categories.

World War II veteran Sgt. Richard Tabor wore his "official Eisenhower jacket" while riding on the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1127 entry during the Loyalty Day Parade Saturday afternoon. Tabor was a communications officer under the direct command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. The float took first place in the "Best Patriotic Unit." Ivy Jackson Photo.
For the Best Patriotic Unit, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1127 won first, while the American Legion Post 2 Color Guard placed second and the American Legion Riders were third.

In the Best Volunteer/Not For Profit Organization category, first place was given to the Northview High School Band, second went to the Jackson Township Band and the Clay County Sheriff's Posse was third.

Toni's Tumbling took first in the Best Kids Unit category, followed by Hobby Trucking in second and the Clay Community Skatepark, who came in third.

Judges for the parade were Clay County Commissioners Paul Sinders and Jack Withers, Clay County Councilman Brian Wyndham and Brazil mayor Ann Bradshaw.

To view photographs of participants in the 2009 Loyalty Day Parade, visit www.thebraziltimes.com/gallery/2009loyal....


Three other children, Bryce Westerkamm, Lillie Coleman and Auston Kallansa, walked for Hobby Trucking during Saturday's Loyalty Day Parade, along with Corbin Butts, Reagan Zukokas and Dylan and Russell Butts. The Hobby Trucking entry placed second in "Best Kids Unit." Courtesy Photo.

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Great pictures Ivy.......great parade too. The reviewing stand did not read our script that I submitted and I would like to share it with you now.

The Clay County Sheriff's Posse was formed in 2005 and is under the direction of our Sheriff Mike Heaton. Our mission is search and rescue, to provide security at various venues across the county and whatever task the Sheriff directs us to do. Sgt. Josh Clarke is our liaison to the Sheriff. We salute all veterans and have several in our ranks. Thank you and God Bless this great nation.

Thank you for allowing us to serve our great county of Clay and allowing us the honor of serving you and our great nation. Thank you to all fellow veterans across this great nation and right here at home. Victoria Hill and the Clay County Sheriff's Posse.

-- Posted by appaloosa queen on Mon, May 11, 2009, at 1:32 PM

i would like to respond about the picture of the soldiers marching on main street. AR 670-1 clearly states that females will ensure that hairstyles do not interfere with proper wear of military headgear and protective masks or equipment at any time. When headgear is worn, the hair WILL NOT EXTEND BELOW THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE FRONT OF THE HEADGEAR, NOR WILL IT EXTEND BELOW THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE COLLAR. LEARN IT LIVE IT DO IT!! SFC 1SFG(A)

-- Posted by nobama222 on Mon, May 11, 2009, at 3:02 PM

I would like to make a couple comments on the parade pics..The picture with the military personel, one of them is my good friend Tray, HI Tray, miss ya, and another picture had my 3 babies in it, with the barbershop golf cart. I can't tell you how much it meant to be able to see my kids in the paper, I havent seen them since Jan. and I miss them more every day! Thanks for making my day Brazil Times! ARMY STRONG!

-- Posted by proud mom and soldier on Mon, May 11, 2009, at 4:35 PM

I would like to thank everyone for thinking of us soldiers while we are overseas and away from our loved ones! I can say that without the support I receive from the kind and loving people back home, I don't think it would be as easy to get through this year! It means so much to me to know even the youngest child thinks of us, I wouldn't want it any other way! The children are our future! HOOAH:)

-- Posted by proud mom and soldier on Mon, May 11, 2009, at 4:43 PM

nobamma222 do you think national guard gets by with stuff that the regular army doesn't, they did back in the 60s.

-- Posted by nobob on Mon, May 11, 2009, at 10:16 PM

So what your telling me is that i should just over look it!! Sorry don't work that way your wearing the uniform this is the new Army we are not in the vietnam era anymore. Little stuff like that not upholding the Army standard and not paying attention to detail is what gets soldiers killed in combat. But hey there the National guard LOL all they did when i was over there was guard my compound!! If you ain't got the tab hit the slab! Airborne

-- Posted by nobama222 on Tue, May 12, 2009, at 12:46 AM

The picture of the kids was cute but to bad the other three children werent mentioned for supporting their troops. The entry was family and friends and Hobby Trucking in support of soldiers who have served and currently serving our country.

-- Posted by LittleRiver on Tue, May 12, 2009, at 8:26 AM

It's great to see our community involved in so many incredible events in one weekend.

As for the children, does it matter if only the kids in the picture are named (and their parents, which shows they were involved too). If you ask me, it seems a little difficult to run down a street taking pictures during a parade with a camera and then catch the people and get their names afterwards. KUDOS to the Times staff.

-- Posted by Cy on Tue, May 12, 2009, at 1:49 PM


Your comments in this forum are unprofessional. Standards are standards, full stop. Your screen name is unprofessional due to you identifying yourself as a military member and obviously disrespecting the Commander in Chief. There are LAWS against that. Like or not whoever the Commander in Chief is, you still have to follow the rules. I'm an SFC, whoopy doo! I am Airborne, does that make what I say in an informal setting carry more weight? The answer is no. Telling any military member to "hit the slab" is a NO-GO. Go study your NCO Creed.

Now for what I logged on for before reading all of the comments. Great job on Loyalty Day to all involved. You worked hard on it and it showed. Thanks to all of the supporters too!

-- Posted by michael.galloway1 on Tue, May 12, 2009, at 2:12 PM

Civil affairs national guard you expect me to take anything you say serious. But your right the only difference between me and you is i get put on a tan beret everyday(I don't know if national guard even knows what that means but you'll figure it out Eventually). Jumpmasters rule!!

-- Posted by nobama222 on Tue, May 12, 2009, at 8:07 PM


Not civil affairs, but civil something. Do your homework. State your name, REMF! This is not the forum for this. The fact you did not even consider my input declares you as something the Army doesn't need. And jumpmaster or not you need a reality check.

-- Posted by michael.galloway1 on Tue, May 12, 2009, at 11:32 PM

PS I am forwarding this forum to INARNG IG for review. hope your screen name can hold up.

-- Posted by michael.galloway1 on Tue, May 12, 2009, at 11:34 PM

First of all POG you need to do your homework i'm not disrespecting anybody. Second it is my right to have any screen name i want. So got eat your donuts and go guard the good state of indiana. LOL REMF you probably don't even know what that means POG.

-- Posted by nobama222 on Wed, May 13, 2009, at 10:36 PM

good luck with the IG complaint cupcake! SFC in the guard hmmm that must put you at like what 70 YRS old.

-- Posted by nobama222 on Wed, May 13, 2009, at 11:17 PM

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