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Howard County's Veterans Day parade hits the road to join Columbia observance

Howard County's Veterans Day parade hits the road to join Columbia observance

Columbia will host a Veterans Day tribute next Sunday for the third consecutive year, but this time the commemoration will have a new twist.

The annual Veterans Day Parade that traditionally occurs along Ellicott City’s historic Main Street will be folded into the roster of festivities normally offered in downtown Columbia, and will step off at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.

Shifting the parade from Ellicott City to Columbia this year will give Main Street businesses some breathing room to continue their efforts to recover from May’s devastating flash flood, said Robert Gillette, president of the Howard County Veterans Foundation, one of the event’s organizers.

But the...

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